I need help planning my Rpi project if anybody can help. I have bought one of these:
I have a 500GB one, basically they are a hard drive (not flash drive!) that takes power and data over one USB2 port. Will this work with the pi? I'm trying to limit power input to just one USB in, as then my TV can power the device by itself. This thing has a aluminum case so it runs very cool, another plus. I want the system to be entirely passively cooled.
I also need to know, will the Rpi XMBC build allow us to run torrent clients? The BBC i player uses that for downloading shows amongst other legitimate torrent uses.
I could also do with a lego case design that can fit the HDD in it if anybody has one!
Thanks for the help. I intend to get a model B if that helps.