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hi im looking at buying some EX HHD for various reasons around the home 1st i want one to plug into my tv would it be ok to leave it running all the time if i needed to ,,IE,, always plugged in 2nd… Read More
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
hi im looking at buying some EX HHD for various reasons around the home
1st i want one to plug into my tv would it be ok to leave it running all the time if i needed to ,,IE,, always plugged in
2nd i want one for homebrew channel on the kids wii how much space dose a game usually take up.. Avarage
3rd i want to know if usb 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 or 1.0 and always will be.
4th im looking at this one link below are they ok for what im looking for IE room to store games on one and film and tv shows on the other
5th is it ok to use with a ps4
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-2tb-d3-station-external-desktop-hard-drive-black-56-98-amazon-2080798?page=2#comments
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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
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hi im looking at buying some EX HHD for various reasons around the home.

1st i want one to plug into my tv would it be ok to leave it running all the time if i needed to ,,IE,, always plugged in
2nd i want one for homebrew channel on the kids wii how much space dose a game usually take up.. Avarage
3rd i want to know if usb 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 or 1.0 and always will be.
4th im looking at this one link below are they ok for what im looking for IE room to store games on one and film and tv shows on the other
5th is it ok to use with a ps4
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-2tb-d3-station-external-desktop-hard-drive-black-56-98-amazon-2080798?page=2#comments

1. Yes, we have used a powered and a USB external with our TVs and left plugged in all the time.
2. Depends on how you 'convert' them but anything from approx 500mb upwards, we use a 250GB USB HDD plugged into ours.
3. Yes it is backwards compatible but obviously some USB 3 devices use a different USB cable, just make sure you have the right wire.
4. Yes it will work but any USB HDD should as well so don't need to find another plug socket for power.
5. No that HDD will not fit into a PS4 (If that's what you mean) and as it doesn't support external HDD yet.

Edited By: Likely2 on Jan 03, 2015 20:26

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#1
Not sure what tv you have but if it has lan/wifi capabilities you might be better considering a NAS device

I have an old tv with an android box with wifi connected via hdmi which allows me to view any harddrives (my nas) or shared folders on LAN

My NAS is a DLink 320L with 3gb storage - external access is also available to family/friends globally

Can't answer the wii issue

I don't think there are many systems with USB 1 but all USB 3 should be backwards compatible as standard.
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larrylightweight
hi im looking at buying some EX HHD for various reasons around the home.

1st i want one to plug into my tv would it be ok to leave it running all the time if i needed to ,,IE,, always plugged in
2nd i want one for homebrew channel on the kids wii how much space dose a game usually take up.. Avarage
3rd i want to know if usb 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 or 1.0 and always will be.
4th im looking at this one link below are they ok for what im looking for IE room to store games on one and film and tv shows on the other
5th is it ok to use with a ps4
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-2tb-d3-station-external-desktop-hard-drive-black-56-98-amazon-2080798?page=2#comments

1. Yes, we have used a powered and a USB external with our TVs and left plugged in all the time.
2. Depends on how you 'convert' them but anything from approx 500mb upwards, we use a 250GB USB HDD plugged into ours.
3. Yes it is backwards compatible but obviously some USB 3 devices use a different USB cable, just make sure you have the right wire.
4. Yes it will work but any USB HDD should as well so don't need to find another plug socket for power.
5. No that HDD will not fit into a PS4 (If that's what you mean) and as it doesn't support external HDD yet.

Edited By: Likely2 on Jan 03, 2015 20:26
#3
Not going to answer any of your questions just a word of warning really, max size your TV will be able to see is 2TB, so don't go bigger than the one you linked to. I think you can get around it by partitioning it into a 2TB and 1TB, but my LG TV just wouldn't see it.
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larrylightweight
hi im looking at buying some EX HHD for various reasons around the home.

1st i want one to plug into my tv would it be ok to leave it running all the time if i needed to ,,IE,, always plugged in
2nd i want one for homebrew channel on the kids wii how much space dose a game usually take up.. Avarage
3rd i want to know if usb 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 or 1.0 and always will be.
4th im looking at this one link below are they ok for what im looking for IE room to store games on one and film and tv shows on the other
5th is it ok to use with a ps4
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-2tb-d3-station-external-desktop-hard-drive-black-56-98-amazon-2080798?page=2#comments

1. Yes, we have used a powered and a USB external with our TVs and left plugged in all the time.
2. Depends on how you 'convert' them but anything from approx 500mb upwards, we use a 250GB USB HDD plugged into ours.
3. Yes it is backwards compatible but obviously some USB 3 devices use a different USB cable, just make sure you have the right wire.
4. Yes it will work but any USB HDD should as well so don't need to find another plug socket for power.
5. No that HDD will not fit into a PS4 (If that's what you mean) and as it doesn't support external HDD yet.

Thanks for the advise

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