External HDD through USB

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by Hampus, Mar 22, 2022.

  1. Hampus

    Hampus New Member

    Is there any negative effect to use a external hdd through USB? Will the HDD sleep when I turn off the Zidoo or will it run 24/7?
     
  2. Visconti12

    Visconti12 Active Member

    I'm using three external, one SATA and two USB, HDDs always switched and no issues at all. When Z9X is off, no power is sent to the external drives. But I recommend you to switch off the whole system (AVR, TV, Boxes...) if you can, for energy saving.
     
  3. Hampus

    Hampus New Member

    Are you using a external 3.5 hdd as well? I'm thinking about buying a 'WD my book' and I know they have a sleep mode, but I guess that only works on a computer where you have the WD-software installed? :)
     
  4. Visconti12

    Visconti12 Active Member

    Zidoo is able to drive a formatted hdd. Actually I'm running a WD 4TB 3.5" Sata 3.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2022
  5. Mariusz

    Mariusz Active Member

    I have two external WD elements drives connected to the Zidoo Z10 pro via USB - 10TB and 8TB. I have no problem with them. Everything works very well. In addition, in Zidoo I set the disks to sleep after 10 minutes of inactivity.
     
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  6. Hampus

    Hampus New Member

    Perfect! Thank you so much. :)
     
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  7. Mariusz

    Mariusz Active Member

    Please. The pleasure is all mine.
     
  8. UTAVATU

    UTAVATU Active Member

    Dear @Hampus

    4x 5TB HDD Seagate One Touch, no problems at all, all connected via TPLink USB 3.0 Hub to USB 3.0 in Z9X.

    Sincerely
     
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  9. Verve

    Verve New Member

    Is there a way to check through zidoo how much disk space there is left for usb hdd?
     
  10. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Yes there is going back all the way to the first display of the HDD there is an indication saying space left.
     
  11. LondonGus

    LondonGus New Member

    This is the solution I'm looking for.... Presumably that's a powered Hub? Surely the Z9X can't power multiple drives at once through a single USB3.0 port?
     
  12. UTAVATU

    UTAVATU Active Member

    Dear LondonGus

    Yep, correct. This is an external powered HUB from TP-Link, at the moment I have connected +1 HDD 5TB, so is summary I have got 5x5TB.

    EDIT

    My mistake 6x5TB :) Time goes fast.

    Sincerely
     
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