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WDTV Live Hub 1TB - transferring files

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by barry_hubris, Jan 5, 2011.

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  1. barry_hubris

    barry_hubris Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2007
    Hi guys. Does anyone know an efficient way of transferring files from a computer to the internal 1TB hard drive on the WDTV Live Hub?

    So far, it looks like the way you're "supposed" to do it is by connecting the Hub to the network (via hardwire ethernet cable), download some specific software from WD (PC and MAC), and then copy the files over via the network. But I was hoping to simply connect the Hub to my laptop via USB and just drag-n-drop files over, like we do with traditional external hard drives.

    Perhaps I can take the WD drive out of the enclosure and hook it up like an external drive, but I don't want to be fiddling around with a brand new $200 device. Transferring files via the network is painstaikingly slow. I'm already considering returning the device and going for the older model, where all you have to do is connect the external to the unit.

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