WD Elements 1tb connect to a DVD player?

October 30, 2010 at 21:07:17
Specs: Windows 7, P4 2.66 - 1Gg
I wonder if can connect my WD Elements Desktop 1tb directly to a DVD player with USB port to view my movies stored in my external drive .........hoping for a proven answer ...thank you so much jkim

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#1
October 31, 2010 at 00:10:19
500ma isn't enough to spin 4 or 5 platters, u will need adapter.

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#2
October 31, 2010 at 08:14:11
If you are talking about a stand alone player it would depend on the capabilities of the player. Read your manual. If I had to guess I would say probably not.

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#3
October 31, 2010 at 11:53:25
Hard disk media players will work

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&...

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#4
October 31, 2010 at 14:33:53
USB (1.x and 2.0 rated ) ports are able to supply up to 500ma of current (1/2 amp) per USB port, under the best circumstances. USB ports built into computer mboards can usually supply that - that may not be the case for the USB port(s) on the DVD player.

3.5" hard drives require a lot more than 500ma of current, in total, and they require that at both +5v and +12v - USB ports are +5v only.

You could buy a external enclosure for the hard drive, then install the hard drive in it - the enclosure comes with an external power adapter if it's for a 3.5" hard drive. If the USB port on the DVD player can supply 500ma of current, then the hard drive should work fine with it.

USB flash drives, on the other hand, require a much smaller amount of current, usually well under 100ma.

Whether the DVD player can recognize movie (or audio or picture) files on the drive depends on the capabilities of the DVD player.
E.g. I have a standalone Samsung DVD player that can only recognize files on USB connected drives that have certain file extensions.


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#5
October 31, 2010 at 17:21:08
Tubes

The drive in question IS an external USB 2.0 unit.


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#6
October 31, 2010 at 18:09:25
Ok, then it's a matter of whether the USB port can supply 500ma, and what the DVD player's circuits are capable of.

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#7
October 31, 2010 at 20:00:17
Just because a unit has a USB port doesn't mean much. The USB port may exist only to update firmware or some other service related function.

My DVRs that I rent from the cable company have USB ports on them but don't do anything at all.

As I stated above, you need to read your manual to determine weather you can use the USB port for anything. If so, what.

The USB port current capabilities are a non issue. The WD elements comes with an AC power supply.

jkim

If you really want a definitive answer why didn't you post the player brand and model? Didn't you think that would matter?


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#8
October 31, 2010 at 20:50:22
"The USB port current capabilities are a non issue. The WD elements comes with an AC power supply."

The USB port still must be able to supply 500ma.


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#9
December 1, 2010 at 01:37:56
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#10
December 1, 2010 at 07:33:25
Tolakas

What has your info got to do with this subject ?


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