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can the HT-TZ515 Receiver usb port power a 2.5 " external dr

by RTShaw / December 24, 2008 5:27 PM PST

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.

thank u

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Good question...
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 25, 2008 4:03 AM PST

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.

--HDTech

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yep it works
by RTShaw / January 4, 2009 9:39 AM PST
In reply to: Good question...

i'm running an 80 gig USB pocket drive since it worked i ordered a 320 gigger 2 lay with. also the mannuasl states max size of a video fle is about 900 megs well i've played a few wel over that figure. so i'm stil tsting 2 see what isthe max size. so far its over 1.4 gigs

i want 2 thank u again. this masakesthe unit even beter (4 me)

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Awesome
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 4, 2009 12:02 PM PST
In reply to: yep it works

Thanks for the update!

--HDTech

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