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Advice on external Hard drive

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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
Hi guys,

I have a sumvision dvd/divx player with sd slot and usb input. I can run movies etc from the sd and memory stick to watch on tv so was wandering can I go out and buy an external hard drive and use that via the usb port or do I need to buy a specific type of external hard drive?

Thanx
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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buy the biggest drive you can afford... you will soon file it up
nothing special is needed just a usb hard drive.
#2
Thanx guys, :thumbsup:
#3
You'll probably have to format the drive to FAT32 for it to be recognised.

Also, if you were to partition the drive, it's more than likely only the first partition would be seen by the player.
#4
It also has to have its own power source ( Just in case you didnt know)
#5
i expect it will take ext3 and ntfs but u may find there are limits such as read/write via the media player.
ignore fat32 that would be bad due to the file size limits you may have issues putting that 9GB rip Blade on it!
#6
So any advice on a good one to buy? Dont have to have super storage space just do the job?

This one getting good reviews but do not know if has own power supply

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6758648/c_1/1|category_root|Office%2C+PCs+and+phones|14418968/c_2/2|cat_14418968|Hard+drives%2C+USBs+and+data+storage|14419053/c_3/3|cat_14419053|Hard+drives|14419054.htm
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rbquk;6593666
So any advice on a good one to buy? Dont have to have super storage space just do the job?

This one getting good reviews but do not know if has own power supply

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6758648/c_1/1|category_root|Office%2C+PCs+and+phones|14418968/c_2/2|cat_14418968|Hard+drives%2C+USBs+and+data+storage|14419053/c_3/3|cat_14419053|Hard+drives|14419054.htm

That one is a portable (small) drive so would be USB powered and would not have it's own power supply.

£5 more would get you this 500gb one - it's bigger (physically & in gb) and comes with power supply.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6758617/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7COffice%2C+PCs+and+phones%7C14418968/c_2/2%7Ccat_14418968%7CHard+drives%2C+USBs+and+data+storag+e%7C14419053/c_3/3%7Ccat_14419053%7CHard+drives%7C14419054.htm
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inside101
That one is a portable (small) drive so would be USB powered and would not have it's own power supply.

£5 more would get you this 500gb one - it's bigger (physically & in gb) and comes with power supply.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6758617/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7COffice%2C+PCs+and+phones%7C14418968/c_2/2%7Ccat_14418968%7CHard+drives%2C+USBs+and+data+storag+e%7C14419053/c_3/3%7Ccat_14419053%7CHard+drives%7C14419054.htm


Thanx mate, good reviews, ordered and going to collect today, £5.00 cheaper at play but want it now and get a free 2gig flash pen so good all round lol Rep added :thumbsup:

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