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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 60743 2-May-2010 01:41
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Hi, all

I wonder if any Magic TV user here can share his/her experience with using external hard drives to record programs.

I'm looking for a drive with automatic power on/off and initially plan to get a Western Digital one. However, the Linux-related partitioning problems with the new 4k sector EARS Green drives put me off, since it's best to use the ext2 format for Magic TV and its built-in formatting is unlikely to accommodate WD's new 4k-sector Advanced Format.

I'd appreciate any feedback regarding external hard drives with automatic power on/off which can be turned on/off concurrently with a Magic TV box using the latter's remote control.

Thanks in advance!


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 325722 2-May-2010 09:08
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The majority of Geekzone members are based in NZ. Any NZ Magic TV users will be unable to help as the only model sold here (the Magic TV MTV3600nz) does not support external hard drives. Hope you find help somewhere.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 326692 4-May-2010 23:18
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Thanks for your feedback, thefatmould. I did manage to find an external HD with auto on/off.

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  Reply # 334761 25-May-2010 20:42
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max789: Thanks for your feedback, thefatmould. I did manage to find an external HD with auto on/off.

Hi max789, are you able to give us a link to the specs of the drive and let us know how it is going? The requirements in NZ are changing and we will soon be able to use an external HDD with the NZ model so any info would be appreciated.

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