hard drive to usb thumbdrive

March 28, 2009 at 17:24:26
Specs: Windows XP
I have a cable that allows me to hook up hard drives via USB cable to my computer. When i plug it in it shows up as a hard drive. I have a DVD player which has a USB port on it and works perfectly fine with my flashdrive. I would like to use the hard drive to store large quantities of movies so they can be watched any time simply by choosing the USB/DVD button. Is there some software or a specific driver that i can install on the hard drive to force it to come up as a flashdrive on my computer? (I assume that is what the problem is.)

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March 28, 2009 at 22:05:46
The short answer to that is no. Been there done that and no go. It's not what's on the hard drive, it can't recognise the drive.
You may be interested in the WD HD Media player which you can attach a usb hard drive to, check t out: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/prod...

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March 28, 2009 at 22:52:24
If it were a solid state hard drive would it be recognized or still no? I'm sure there has to be some sort of firmware out there that i can install to make the DVD player think its a thumb drive. External HDD's these days show up as thumb drives not hard drives so would my only other option be to buy a large external hard drive or RAID HDD bay which has a circuitboard that will make it seem that its an external peripheral device and not a hard drive set up internally?

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