I imagine with the standard that USB has setup that a USB powered drive may work. Naturally, I don't have specifics on any of the drives, but trying it out won't hurt either unit. I can't guarantee that it will work.
You will, however, want to format the drive into a Fat32 partition before attaching it to the HT port.
Maybe someone can share their experience. Forum members?
Keep me posted.
tested a 150 gig raptor drive plugged into the HT-TZ515 receiver usb port. 4 testing i added everythig movies, pixs, nusic the receiver read the multiple directories annd played the files just fine.
what i'd like 2 do is get a portable 1.8 or 2.5 inch drive butthey all are self powered thru the usb port. such as the Eagle Tech I-280NA202U or any off the pocket drives, many out there they all are usb powered.