need a Suitable Replacement External Drive

  ponytail 10:19 05 Jan 2013

I use a Western Digital TV Media Player to play music or video files which I have on my Laptops hard drive.I move them from the Laptop to a external drive which currently is a iomega 160 gb I think it is a Firewire model cannot locate paper work at present but do have it somewhere.Have had it for for quite a few years but starting to get some problems such as when I plug it into the laptop devise not recognised and when I connect it to the media player the message is no storage present.also when I click on my computer the drive is not listed.Can someone reccommend a suitable replacement hard drive does not need a lot of storage room 160gb would be adequate.I would need to be able to transfer from my laptop to it and then connect it by USB to my media player sounds simple I know.Will fiddle around with my old one because there are things I would not like to lose.

  onthelimit1 10:23 05 Jan 2013

I've been using one of these for a few years with no problems.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:33 05 Jan 2013

Agree, its now cheaper to get a bigger one than try and source a 160G

  ponytail 13:54 05 Jan 2013

Hy guys saw this one

Would this do the job ie download files from laptop hard drive and then connect to the media player and then play through the television

it is a seagate STBV20000200 2TB USB 3 3.5 inch Hard Drive

  ponytail 13:56 05 Jan 2013
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:58 05 Jan 2013


yes USB 3 is backwards compatile with USB2 so will connect OK

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