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USB Hard drives known to work on Google TV boxes

Discussion in 'Google TV General Discussion' started by jschall, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. jschall

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    You may have read, or even experienced, these horror stories:

    On the SONY NSZ-GS7:
    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/sonys-nsz-gs7/7402-usb-hd-causing-gtv-crash-5.html#post46134

    On the Logitech Revue:
    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/logitech-revue/4257-external-hard-drives-3-1-a.html

    On the Vizio Co-Star:
    http://www.googletvforum.org/forum/...eeps-crashing-after-hooking-up-wd-mybook.html

    To help folks avoid this problem when choosing a USB Hard Drive, @ChrisG8 suggested we create a thread listing devices known to work problem-free on our GTV boxes.

    Let me start by listing my two Western Digital My Books that cause my SONY NSZ-GS7 to crash in flames;

    WD My Book 640 GB (WDH1U6400N)
    WD My Book 1 TB (WDBACW0010HBK-NESN)

    And my Toshiba Canvio 500 GB that draws too much current for the GS7's USB ports, unless I use a powered USB hub.

    Please, if you have a USB hard drive that works on your GTV device, list it in thiis thread, along with the model of GTV device you have.
     
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    I only have three USB hard drives to use with Google TV, all three have worked without issue with the Sony NSZ-GS7 and Logitech Revue. All are formatted NTFS and my Sony NSZ-GT1 can't use NTFS but for purposes of the Sony NSZ-GS7 thread, the NTFS formatted drives working for me are:

    1. Western Digital WD1600AVBS, 160GB drive in a Rosewill RX358 v2 USB 2.0 enclosure. This drive is also available in a 500GB version, the WD5000AVBS which should work also.

    2. WD Elements 1TB USB external drive WDBAA010010HBK-00.

    3. I removed the 500GB drive from the 2007 TiVo WD MY DVR Expander when the eSata enclosure failed and put it in a Rosewill RX358 v2 USB 2.0 enclosure. Western Digital Confirms 500GB My DVR Expander Drive Works With TiVo

    None of the drives I have used are new enough that I would expect finding any at retail now. I think one of the big issues with the new drives are hidden partitions which the NSZ-GS7 may not deal with well.
     
  3. jschall

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    Never mind, everybody.

    This problem has been fixed in the latest SONY REL07 firmware. I assume it's been fixed in the most recent Vizio firmware, too.
     

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