Sony Bravia EX320 Owners Thread
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29-03-2011, 9:29 PM
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Any USB device smaller than 2gb will work (it says on screen about the 2gb limit on HDDs).
Correction, that's a 2TB limit!
For info, I tried an ageing 30GB PATA drive in a USB2 enclosure. After following the on-screen prompts to format (I think the term used in the prompt is "register" or similar), I tried the third option in the list which was to attempt a performance test. Once this had completed (unattended, but it can't have taken longer than 5 minutes) I'd forgotten the instruction to remove the HDD, so attempted to set a recording, but was prevented because the HDD was full. I guess the performance test fills the HDD, but doesn't subsequently empty it. Unplugged HDD, plugged-in HDD, formatted, recording fine.
The reason I mention this is twofold: firstly following instructions will save you a few minutes of head-slapping, and secondly because my performance test resulted in "this drive may not be sufficiently fast enough for some programmes" (or similar, I can't recall verbatim). I took this HDD out of a 2000-model Vaio laptop (a PCG-Z505SX for the fanboys), so I'm not too surprised. However, two recordings of Family Guy and one World Cup Cricket render without noticeable imperfections.
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