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HT-Z210 question on USB

by servo327 / February 1, 2009 8:39 PM PST


i recently bought this unit here in the philippines. can this system "jump" to another partition in a usb device plugged into it?

i have a 100GB hard disk attached to it but sadly, it can only read FAT32 file system so i had to partition it back to FAT32 which has a limit of 32GB only..

so i made 3 partitions.. can i change the partition it "reads" so i can store more with my portable hd?


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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 5, 2009 8:04 AM PST


No, I don't believe it will jump partitions; I have no idea how you could even program it to do that. It's limitation is a Fat32 partition, so the limit that the televison can read is what you can partition in that format.

I hope that helps.


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if you say so.. but
by servo327 / February 5, 2009 12:30 PM PST
In reply to: Primary

thanks for the reply.. with the nature of my job, i think samsung can do better by "adjusting the following":

1. ditch fat32 and just use ntfs
2. if you cant ditch fat32, for some reasons like it would take time to read "larger" partitions, then add a feature where the user can choose what root partition it should read by browsing what are available, just like what is being done now when entering a folder and browsing through available media.

just my two cents.


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Constructive ideas...
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 5, 2009 4:38 PM PST
In reply to: if you say so.. but


Why not copy and paste those suggestions in the "Future Ideas/WishList" thread at the top of the first page on the Samsung forums? I compile all the ideas people want there, and then every week, pass them up to the decision makers.

A side note: I don't know why Fat32, but the fault tolerance is minimal on a Fat32 partitioned drive, and the Fat32 format is more efficient with smaller drives (whereas NTFS is more efficient with larger drives). Fat32 is also common on systems ranging from DOS and the Windows family up to Windows XP. NTSF is a format used with XP, yes, but was predominantly with Server-based OS's.

Food for thought, perhaps.

A good question nonetheless. Happy


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external hardrive okay with HT-Z20?
by babnoob / April 22, 2010 3:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Primary

question 1:
when i first buy the external hard drive (500gb)[transcent], and i plug it in the unit it works... but then when i reformat the external hard drive and pasted some movies, pictures .avi, and plug it again to the unit it did read it any file... the screen input is "NO FILE"...

question 2:
can i play .flv files when i plug a usb? how can i do that?

question 3:
how many files in a usb can the unit read??

*pls add more functions to the sound system
*remove the light in the remote because it conssumes more enegy
*the default password does not work
*it must play all kinds of watchable movies including .flv .mp4 etc..


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by ricfox / October 22, 2010 12:34 AM PDT
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by ricfox / October 22, 2010 12:38 AM PDT

when i first buy the external hard drive (320gb)[WD Elements], and i plug it in the unit it works... but then when i reformat the external hard drive and pasted some movies, pictures .avi, and plug it again to the unit it did read it any file... the screen input is "NO FILE"...

please help... thanks

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