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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2015, 08:23:09 pm »
It was a very open question.  People can only comment on what they have done.  You can't expect sanji to test everything that might be done using the USB ports.

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2015, 06:45:07 pm »
Why not? It really isn't that complicated.
There are 2 ports. When a drive is attached to each port the X3D can read the content.
If one attaches a hub to one of those ports, would the X3D still be able to discern the different drives attached to that hub?

I cannot see why it would not work but then I'm seeing the X3D as having the same functionality as a PC. It may be that the driver used with the X3D's USB ports works differently. Therein lies the question...

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2015, 07:03:54 pm »
You  expect them to  prove that two  4 bay enclosures filled with 6 TB drives will  work?  

Sanji  will not say anything works  without testing it,  but I don't see them  buying  eight 6 TB Drives to  test that....


It sounds like you want them  to  say anything will work....so  that  you  can  then have someone to blame if it dosnt.
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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2015, 09:40:19 am »
For someone whose role is moderator you are being extremely aggressive. Putting words into my mouth is totally unnecessary. I am not looking for anyone to blame, I'm merely looking for an answer to a simple question.

Despite the subject of this particular thread, kikkomano was not asking about 5 or 6 TB drives. His exact words were "Also, since the 600X3D has 2 usb 3.0 ports, can you plug in a usb adapter that has more usb attached to it and have the device pick up all the usb drives attached to it?" In other words, like myself, he wanted to know whether a USB hub could be used with the X3D?

Of course, a logical extension of that question, if the answer was positive, would be "up to what size can the disks attached to the hub be?" OR "would there be any size limit?"

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2015, 09:57:28 am »
You where the one who implied there was something sinister about not getting an answer.  I was pointing that sanji aren't going to say something works without testing it......which after all is why this thread was created.  The drives where tested in specific circumstances and sanji won't say they will work any setup you might chose.

Realtek chips can't be judged by the specifications. They have very low tolerances. Things must be tested to prove they work. This thread only says the drives have been tested internally, nothing more.

USB enclosure are themselves subject to the same low tolerances.  If sanji did test a multi drive setup they could only prove it did so with tthe enclosure they used. 
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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2015, 01:42:26 am »
Hello
I need to buy a new hdd for my 800. The 3 Tb that i have is having problems, everytime that i connect the mede8er, it starts spining, it stops and then it starts again, but it is only detectet by the 800 if i pull out and pull in the data cable....
Therefore, i think it is time for me to choose a new hdd.
Can someone please advise me a good 3 tb hdd for the 800?

Thank you

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« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2015, 04:00:05 pm »
On 1000X3D tested 3TB WD Red (Nas version), low heat, build for 24/7, 3 years waranty. Now I have the same red but 4 Tb, both are quiet.

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2015, 01:40:27 pm »
Da ich mir eine 6TB Festplatte für den Med1000 kaufen möchte kann mir gemand sagen ob
die Größe auch in dem Player läuft, oder wie auf Verpackung steht nur 4TB.Ich meine auf der Produktseite
hätte ich gelesen, das auch 6TB laufen.Kann das jemand bestätigen.

mfg
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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2015, 02:59:18 pm »
6TB HARD DRIVE wurde geprüft und genehmigt

WD60EZRX = 6TB   

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2015, 08:56:18 pm »
Hello
I need to buy a new hdd for my 800. The 3 Tb that i have is having problems, everytime that i connect the mede8er, it starts spining, it stops and then it starts again, but it is only detectet by the 800 if i pull out and pull in the data cable....
Therefore, i think it is time for me to choose a new hdd.
Can someone please advise me a good 3 tb hdd for the 800?

Thank you

And regarding the on-off of the current hdd, anyone has any idea what can be wrong?

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2015, 12:27:26 pm »
Which is best for MED1000X3D and MED800X3D player.  WD 4tb Green or RED drive?  Red for NAS, but can you use it inside these players?

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2015, 12:42:33 pm »
There is no point fitting a NAS drive in the hope it will  give you real NAS performance.  Green drives (that work) are best, as they will  also  be quiet.  As you  see from posts, the quality of some makes varies form time to time, so  some have issue with the current WD green drives, and so prefer the Red, others cant get the Red to  work  reliably, or hate the noise.  

The safest bet for a drives that  works is a standard Green Desktop Drive. Performance drives are arriving with all kinds of exotic firmware..but there is no gurantee that a media player chip designed 5 years ago for more basic drives will  work with them. 
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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2015, 01:01:32 pm »
There is no point fitting a NAS drive in the hope it will  give you real NAS performance.  Green drives (that work) are best, as they will  also  be quiet.  As you  see from posts, the quality of some makes varies form time to time, so  some have issue with the current WD green drives, and so prefer the Red, others cant get the Red to  work  reliably, or hate the noise.  

The safest bet for a drives that  works is a standard Green Desktop Drive. Performance drives are arriving with all kinds of exotic firmware..but there is no gurantee that a media player chip designed 5 years ago for more basic drives will  work with them.  

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2015, 09:20:49 am »
Have in the past had 4 x 4TB wd red drives (in powered caddys) connected to a 4 port powered Belkin Hub, (£10 amazon), connected to a single usb port on a med 600.

Had no problems or crashes/hdd failures with the setup.

The Drives are now in a JBOD box.

Is there any advantage to going the Nas Route??

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Re: SATA 5TB / 6 TB compatibility with X3D Series
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2015, 09:48:01 am »
Is there any advantage to going the Nas Route??

Jak

Data security.....a NAS can run various data preservation strategies for drive failure.  Data sharing....a NAS can be used by multiple clients.

A single 6 TB with "all"  the media you have is a disaster waiting to  happen.  It not happening is just good  luck...not proof a drive failure strategy is not needed.