Occasional Visitor
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Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Size of USB Hard Drive

I've just bought a TV Live Streaming Media Player, and plan to buy an external USB 2.5" hard drive to store movies.  What is the maximum size that the media player can handle?


Thanks in advance.


Frequent Advisor
Posts: 75
Registered: ‎04-24-2011

Re: Size of USB Hard Drive

I suspect there is no size limit (it seems to work on 3Tb 3.5 externals).   Smiley Happy


I have trouble getting to recognise a USB3.0 640Gb Samsung portable external though.  I got it to accept a 128Gb USB3.0 flash drive though   Smiley Very Happy


WD TV Live SMP, 3Tb MBL, 70W850B Smart 3D TV, Netgear Nighthawk X6 3200AC Router, Laptop, 2 Desktops, 50Tbs
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎01-21-2013

Re: Size of USB Hard Drive

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The USB port on the player is ver's 2.0, I have a 3TB My Book Live that plugs in to a Gigbit Router that is faster than USB 2.0.

Frequent Advisor
Posts: 40
Registered: ‎03-09-2011

Re: Size of USB Hard Drive

I have 2 3TB external drives 3.0 (Seagate & Toshiba) both work great. I also used the 3TB WD 2.0 and worked great until my wife knocked it over on to the floor while she was cleaning and while it was playing, must have messed up the read arm, all it does now is make clicking noises and will not read on either the SMP or PC. Oh well, Glad I back them up on two other 3TB drives I have in my office, just for this such an emergency. I can't imagine losing all my shows, music and pictures. Sometimes I think about, God forbid, the house burn down. I would lose them all. Maybe I should get two more and back everything up again and store in my safe deposit box at the bank!

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