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« on: January 17, 2012, 09:34:24 am »

Hi Everyone,

Really quickly, I'd just like to know if the Mede8er 500X will read a 3.0TB Green Drive from Western Digital.  I just picked up five of these drives and would like use four of then in a NAS and the remaining one inside the Mede8er.  Does anyone know if it'll work or should I just go ahead and try it?

I don;t suppose it can damage eitehr bit of hardware but wanted to ask nonetheless if anyone has tried it.  I don't know what version I'm running but I got the Mede8er about a year ago and have never updated its firmware.  The 500X works perfectly every time and I have no issues with it whatsoever.

Thank you in advance. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 09:38:00 am »

As far as I know, a 500X will only work up to 2TB drives. 3TB needs to use GPT and that is not supported by the 500X - only by X2 range.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 10:24:48 am »

That was quick!  I'm putting the 500X in my son's room and getting the X2. Smiley

Thanks for the reply and saving me the trouble. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 10:29:59 am »

To add: you can find a total over view of all players here under the product tab:
http://www.mede8er.com/mede8er_products_med500x2.html
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 12:53:37 pm »

Hi again...  I know this is trying to find a way through it but will the 3.0TB Green work if I put it in an external case and plug it in via USB or should I just continue on with the NAS and leave the current 2.0TB Green where it is now and try not to fiddle around with it?

I just created a primary partition on the drive and I have an option to partition the drive in any way a see fit.  I can divide the drive to have two root directories, C:\ and D:\.  Will the MED500X read it then?

Sorry for asking but thought I'd give it a shot nonetheless.  If all else fails, I will go straight to the NAS for my movies. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 12:57:33 pm »

Med's use Linux. Linux can only access 3 TB drives using GPT partitons...and if the GPT code is installed. The X1 only users MBR...GPT is not installed. Linux MBR is fixed on 512b...and cannot be changed to understand 4k sector MBR that Windows XP uses.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 01:37:15 pm »

If you want to connect your 3TB external, you need to format it with a Win7 or Vista PC, only one NTFS partition on it and not split it in multiple partitions. Initialising the disk with Win7 or Vista box will normally put the GPT partition on it.
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