Questions & Answers
- Answer When I opened it up and looked inside, there is only one hard drive inside with 14tb.
- Answer Operating systems usually report drive capacity in a scale based on powers of 1024. However, drives are usually advertised with the capacity quoted in a shorter scale based on powers of 1000, resulting in a larger number. This accounts for most of the difference.
QuestionHas anyone shucked this 14tb hard drive from its housing and used it in a NAS? Curious to know how well these drives hold up, compared to the WD Red drives.
- Answer Yes they work, currently have 2 in my Synology DS1817+. Drives inside are WD140EDFZ-11A0VA0.
- Answer Yes you can.
- Answer No this drive does not have hardware Encryption
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QuestionIs this compatible with iMac?
- Answer Yes, I bought mine to use as a Time Machine backup for my iMac. As with most external drives you might buy, however, it comes formatted for use on a PC. It does include backup software that can be installed on a Mac, but I would recommend against that unless you aren't interested in using the iMac's built-in backup software. If you intend to use this as a Time Machine backup, it should be reformatted using Apple's Disk Utility, which can be found in the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder, or simply click on the Spotlight eyeglass on the right side of the menu bar and type Disk Utility. After plugging the drive into your iMac, it should appear in the list of disks on the left side of the Disk Utility window. Click on the drive and then click on the "Erase" tab, select the format you wish to use and type in the name you wish to give your new disk drive, then click on the Erase button. Time Machine backups need to be formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and if you wish, Encrypted. Encryption provides another layer of security if there's a chance someone might break in and steal your Mac - otherwise it's not necessary. Once it's reformatted, your iMac will probably ask you if you wish to use the disk with Time Machine, so just click Yes. If you plan to use this for mass storage for something like storing your photos or other media, you can use Mac OS Extended (Journaled), or you might want to use Apple's newer APFS format, which provides better file management and faster searching, but it's only compatible with newer iMacs running Mojave or Catalina.
- Answer Yes,a 3.0 uusb port will connect to all series f xbox one game consoles. As well as ps4.
- Answer Yes. It is designed to be used as an external hard drive.
- Answer They ALL work just fine in Win7.
QuestionWhat is the connector on the front used for? The previous version only had one data connector which was on the back.
- Answer There's no connector on the front, it's the same connector as the previous version at the back.
- Answer It should hold a lot of videos. You would have to figure that out yourself based on the size of your videos. Say the actual usable size of the drive is 12.7 TB, then you have 13,636,521,165 kilobytes (KB). If you are using Windows, check the size of the videos you are interested in storing (in file explorer go the the 'details' view which should give the size in kilobytes. Just for comparison, say you had a 1920x1080 (bluray quality) movie of 25,000,000 kilobytes. You could store roughly 545 such videos. Of course 4K videos will take up more room and standard definition videos will take up a lot less room.
QuestionIs this supposed to work on a macbook? I can't for the life of me get it to be detected on a Macbook. Same goes for any other Western Digital hard drives I have. All other brands work well. They work fine on my windows PC...
- Answer Western Digital drives come pre-formatted in NTFS which Macs don't really like. Half they time they can read them but not write to them, the other half they just don't work at all. Find a buddy with a Windows computer you can borrow for a couple of hours, reformat the drive to exFAT at their place, and have a couple of beers and chat while it works. Good luck!