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 Post subject: Re: The PEIinfo Tech Deal Thread
PostPosted: April 7th, 2011, 7:19 am 
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Wdtv live plus $89.99 at dell.ca.
$89.88
This is reported to be netflix canada capable now.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/merged-n ... 43599/150/
http://community.wdc.com/t5/Live-Live-P ... c-p/164188
It is still available at memory express at $89.99 but you will have to add to your purchase to $99.99 or more to get free shipping now.

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WD TV Live Plus still does not work with netflix Canada.

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As I said, reported to be.
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Yes however according to both netflix and WD it's a nogo for now.
I can't get an activation code for mine.

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I can't get an activation code for mine.

Thanks, that's good enough proof for me. A no go then, too bad.

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With the latest firmware it is now supposed to work.

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6612/

I can now sign in and review movies. When I select a movie for viewing it begins the retrieve process and when the progress bar gets to approximately 25% I get

This device cannot instantly stream from Netflix in your area. Visit netflix.ca/NRD to see a full list of devices that instantly stream from Netflix.

I'll test with another router as soon as I have time.

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Cheap 1 tb external with a free ship option.
http://www.amazon.ca/Aluratek-AHDUS350- ... B000QXGZ14

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My apologies foxrun, this was only an enclosure with out a drive in it, and as such was not a good or even fair buy.
I recommend the hard drive dock/bare drive approach to external drives if you are looking for more external storage. I use the thermal take dock with my WDTV and patriot box office players and it works great.
you tube and tiger direct ad

A dual drive version.

$39 from bewawa

2Tb WD green drives from memory express for $75

So you could have a 4 tb external drive setup for under $200.

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betamaxman wrote:
My apologies foxrun, this was only an enclosure with out a drive in it, and as such was not a good or even fair buy.
I recommend the hard drive dock/bare drive approach to external drives if you are looking for more external storage. I use the thermal take dock with my WDTV and patriot box office players and it works great.
you tube and tiger direct ad

A dual drive version.

$39 from bewawa

2Tb WD green drives from memory express for $75

So you could have a 4 tb external drive setup for under $200.


No prob....I'm just looking for an external drive to off load all the photos on my desktop project.


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2 Tb samsung green hard drive for $69 free shipping
Only 5400 rpm but plenty fast to use for a media player with a hard drive dock as mentioned in my previous post.
The price is $79 but use the promo code below for an additional $10 off.
EMCKEJK37
Also staples charlottetown has this hard drive dock for $29.99 and I bought one they have two more left. I find it a nice dock with esata and four front usb ports, you need to have the dock connected via usb also for the ports to work though. So a 2Tb external drive can be had for $99, and additional drives can be bought and swapped if the samsung ever fills up.

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Awesome deal on those drives. I need 4 of them suckers.


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Also staples charlottetown has this hard drive dock for $29.99 and I bought one they have two more left. I find it a nice dock with esata and four front usb ports, you need to have the dock connected via usb also for the ports to work though. So a 2Tb external drive can be had for $99, and additional drives can be bought and swapped if the samsung ever fills up.


Staples only has one left now. Thanks for the heads up :lol:


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Cheap external drives.
3Tb $129 + $5 shipping Seagate
2Tb $89 + 12.99 shipping WD

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Nice :)

Do you know off hand if there are limitations with partition size for 3TB drives?


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 Post subject: Re: The PEIinfo Tech Deal Thread
PostPosted: May 25th, 2011, 3:17 pm 
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Seagate 500GB External Portable Hard Drive (ST905004EXA101-RK) - Black 1 $39.97

Order Subtotal: $39.97
Shipping Cost: $0.00

Subtotal: $39.97


GST: $2.00


PST: $4.20

Grand Total: $46.17


http://www.dealguild.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30714


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socktan wrote:
Nice :)

Do you know off hand if there are limitations with partition size for 3TB drives?

Shouldn't be. As soon as you format any drive you create a primary partition. In other words if you use the entire 3Tb drive you create and use a single partition the size of the free space on the drive, in this case likely 2.8 Tbs in size as partition size is based on 8 not 10.
If there are limitations it would likely have to do with the file system. FAT used to max out at 32 gigs but FAT32 can far exceed that but I am not sure what that limitation is. The FAT file size limit is still 4 gigs though as far as I know. My external drives are formatted in linux ext3.

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FoxRun wrote:
Seagate 500GB External Portable Hard Drive (ST905004EXA101-RK) - Black 1 $39.97

Order Subtotal: $39.97
Shipping Cost: $0.00

Subtotal: $39.97


GST: $2.00


PST: $4.20

Grand Total: $46.17


http://www.dealguild.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30714

Good price for a 2.5" portable drive, might check that out.

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betamaxman wrote:
socktan wrote:
Nice :)

Do you know off hand if there are limitations with partition size for 3TB drives?

Shouldn't be. As soon as you format any drive you create a primary partition. In other words if you use the entire 3Tb drive you create and use a single partition the size of the free space on the drive, in this case likely 2.8 Tbs in size as partition size is based on 8 not 10.
If there are limitations it would likely have to do with the file system. FAT used to max out at 32 gigs but FAT32 can far exceed that but I am not sure what that limitation is. The FAT file size limit is still 4 gigs though as far as I know. My external drives are formatted in linux ext3.


MBR formatted drives max out somewhere around 2.13 terabyte.
Larger drives need to be formatted as GPT drives.

An UEFI motherboard is required in order to boot Windoze from a GPT drive.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows ... e/gg463524

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows ... 4111922443

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Dito, that. was simply remembering ntfs limitation being something like 16 Tbs, but yes the mbr forgot about that. Guess these drives will likely be partitioned by two.

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1TB Drive for $54.99, use promo code CEMCKDKJ43

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