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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2013, 09:29:18 am »
There are 2 ways to partition drives 3 TB and larger.   4K sector MBR, which Windows XP supports, or GPT, which Linux supports. Manufacturers can either supply drives to be XP compatible, or Linux compatible...but they  can't be both at the same time.  Win7/Win8 support both...making them  a better match  for maintaining a 3tb or larger drive for use with a Linux using device.

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2013, 10:10:19 am »
Then is possible that  the hdd my book 3tb that i just bought dont run with med8er600 out the box? then i will call to amazon and return this drive and buy the normal 2tb drive, because i am not expert and i dont want waste my time in informatic problems.... thanks Jer

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2013, 10:27:21 am »
Brands have to deliver them pre-formatted for one or the other. They should have a support app on their website for converting between the two...but you would have to  check  first before buying.  External drives can come will  all kinds of extra security which make reformatting them  very difficult.

I find no reference to Linux support on the WD MY Book section, and hence no "obvious" convertor.  You can't assume even 2 TB will be mbr.
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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2013, 10:44:38 am »
i hope dont have problems with the 2tb mybook essential because i have two mybook essentiall 2tb  actually connected to med8er600 without problems....or wd is possible than change the inside of the products?

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2013, 10:59:17 am »
i hope dont have problems with the 2tb mybook essential because i have two mybook essentiall 2tb  actually connected to med8er600 without problems....or wd is possible than change the inside of the products?

If it's a 2TB that's part of a 2Tb-4TB range, then it's more likely the 2 TB are  4k MBR
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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2013, 11:27:53 am »
finally i just bought a 2tb Toshiba Store Canvio (the more cheap option in am__on), next week i will have it, then i tell you if i have problems with it.
Thanks.

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2013, 03:28:05 pm »
finally i cancell the anulation of the 4tb seagate extension, then rest in my home, because the only problem that i have is that every time that i turn on the med i need to unplug and plug de ac adapter of the drive, is annoying but i have a 4tb drive...Then i was cancelled the wd mybook 3tb because is possible that i have the same problem and is possible that i need to change the gpt to mbr format  :'(, and finally i have only 3tb....i was cancelled the toshiba canvio 2tb because i read many users reviews with problems with this drive.... i am fool, i understand but...i dont want more complications...i dedicated more time that i have in this theme...i dont understand why the drive manufactures dont make the things more easy...

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2013, 03:30:09 pm »
True....there should be a lot more upfront information about the different needs of XP and Linux..and make it clear when Linux is not supported.

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2013, 10:30:28 am »
Miracle!!!!!!after 2 days without turn on the med8er today i turn on the med and the 4tb hdd is on automatically...no need unplug and plug the ac adapter...i am thinking that is possible if i shut down the med in a specific mode is possible not to make the unplug/plug activation...in example shut down from favorites or from media...or another way because have not explanation that after 2 days i have not the problem with the hdd and other day with 2 hours i have it.

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2013, 10:46:28 am »
Have you  been powering down when "using" i.e  browsing or playing media, on the USB drive?  You might need to  press Home before powering down. That's good advice for those using a NAS as well.

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2013, 06:49:06 pm »
Hi there

Can anyone confirm if the Seagate 4TB Expansion HDD will work (STBV4000200)
http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/expansion-hard-drive/?sku=STBV4000200

As im in the market for a 4TB external drive now.

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2013, 02:11:57 pm »
Hi there

Can anyone confirm if the Seagate 4TB Expansion HDD will work (STBV4000200)
http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/external-hard-drives/desktop-hard-drives/expansion-hard-drive/?sku=STBV4000200

As im in the market for a 4TB external drive now.

Cheers
works, but with med8er600x3d i need to unplug and plug the ac adapter for turn on it every time that i power on the med

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2013, 02:13:49 pm »
Have you  been powering down when "using" i.e  browsing or playing media, on the USB drive?  You might need to  press Home before powering down. That's good advice for those using a NAS as well.
no difference, i powering down:
press home before
from favorites
from media
wait for spin down disk
safely remove.....
its a mistery....
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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2013, 02:56:09 pm »
is it possible to list all the compatable 3 & 4TB drive and make it sticky on top of the topic?
Panasonic TX-L32, HDMI 1.3,Vierra Link enabled,
Onkyo TX-SR508, 7.1
MED600X3D V3.0.1
 2x WD Elements 2TB and a ICIDU Mediaplayer attached via USB 2.0 hub.
Logitech S510 keyboard, mouse, mediaremote.
Android 4.0.4, iMediaShare Lite 4.52
Zyxel P-2812HNU(L),
1 GB network.

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Re: External USB 3TB /4TB Compatibility with X2/ X3 Series
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2013, 06:31:06 pm »
Thanks gabrielydante for your reply, Still unsure on purchasing this though, considering your issues.

Would it be better to say purchase the ST4000DM000 internal 4TB HDD (as I know that works internally anyhow) and add an enclosure to it, or even something like this:
www.amazon.co.uk/Anker-Converter-Adapter-Cable-included/dp/B006J2L0ZM/

Whats anyones thoughts on that?