Originally Posted by obscuro
I have several questions:
1. Did you use an USB extension cable to allow orienting the WiFi dongle?
2. How much storage is contained in the 4 bay unit you have?
3. Do you only use USB2?
4. None of the reviews of the eSATA function indicated that it was a simple plug n play. Did you test the eSATA function? If so under what conditions?
5. I have my main router connected in a dual config (one as a 802g access point directly connected to the main 802n). I get my best reception from the 802g because my neighbor crowd the 802n. Which protocol did you use?
6. You mention the "easiest solution". What is your objective? I have directly connected a 2.5 1TB hdd to the HW300T with no problems and I'm pretty sure the it would have worked on the PA70G. I also tested a 2 TB HD with success. So how much media do you plan to have online?
1) The LG SP520 does not have a wifi dongle. It is internal to the device vs the HW300T which has external usb wifi
2) The 4 bay unit supports up to 3TB per drive so 12TB is max it can support BUT with most media units it connects to, 3TB or higher drives are generally not supported by the devices (I did not test breaking the drive up into 2TB/1TB partitions)
3) Unit is USB3.0 but for all media usage, it is using USB2.0 (dont think there are many USB3.0 support devices atm) - not that it matters for streaming.
4) 2.4GHZ n is what I tried.
5) Objective is to have library at a touch of a button without having to swap drives.
I plugged in a cheap $5 Inland usb2 hub into the LG SP520 media player earlier today and it actually worked. So at least we know the LG SP520 supports usb hubs. May be a good purchse for users who have to switch usb drives back and forth with the PA70G. Currently priced at $40 at Frys (was $30 last week)
LG HW300T - smaller unit, louder fan, decent images, better wifi streaming support (multiple usb drive support with correct usb bay units (Sans Digital, Mediasonic)
LG PA70G - it's rather large for a portable led projector. more lumens, no wifi streaming support, no multiple usb drive support
LG SP520 - low priced media player that can do both wifi and wired streaming from DLNA servers. Does support multiple usb hd bays and usb hubs. Does support audio playback of DTS material.