Z1000 PRO

Discussion in 'HDD Media player(RTD 1619DR)' started by DELUCAS, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. McBluna

    McBluna Active Member

    Yep the price of it
  2. OlivierQC

    OlivierQC Well-Known Member Beta test group

    yes you are right :)
  3. thaworn R

    thaworn R Member

    One guy reporting 16x4 TB on UHD2000
  4. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Too expensive for me. Always buy the size with best Tbyte/Euro ratio which currently is at 8 Tbyte or 10 TByte.

    Above 16 TB sector emulation 512e won't work anymore and Native 4K sector support will be needed. No idea if Zidoo does so already?
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  5. thaworn R

    thaworn R Member

    Sorry, 4TB each for 16 disks
  6. CGI

    CGI Member

    New to this forum..; Help needed :)
    Got zidoo 1000 pro a few days ago. Till now had Dune. Took out 4 TB HDD from Dune ant inserted it into the internal bay of z1000 pro. Everything fine - z1000pro recognized it and played everything on it;
    BUT it turns out z1000pro could only read from it (no delete, create new folder allowed) :(. Drilling down, I saw that I had formatted the 4TB HDD wit EXT3 file system. Inserted another disk with NTFS everything allowed.
    So my question is how to cope with this problem - As far as I know, Android 9, being Linux based should work with Ext3.
    Any suggestion highly appreciated - do not want to reformat the disk
    P.S - read almost everything on the posts and did not find such a problem
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  7. thaworn R

    thaworn R Member

    You can do this on NTFS disk.

    In mediacenter (File explorer) select file/folder then press right navigator key to pop up the action menu for delete, copy, paste or cut(move).
  8. CGI

    CGI Member

    That is exactly the problem! I can do this on a NTFS disk, but NOT on a EXT 3 disk :(
  9. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    I don't think you can do this on the Zidoo box ... the OS simply isn't up to it :(!

    Can you connect your Zidoo HDD to a Windows computer, either internally or by USB (with an HDD Docking Station)?
    There are several Windows programs that will convert the disk from ext3 to NTFS on-the-fly without data loss:

    ... some have free downloads but do NOT provide full features. To get what you want I think you would have to buy the full product and most are expensive!!! Is it worth the expense?

    How much data is there on the 4TB disk? Can you copy all of the data on the Zidoo HDD to an HDD in a Windows computer? Then format the Zidoo HDD to NTFS, then copy all the data back to it from the Windows computer.

    I can't see any other way around it :mad:!
  10. thaworn R

    thaworn R Member

    Got it
  11. CGI

    CGI Member

    @Mabon - thank you - the HDD is about 3,2 TB full. So, obviously will go for migrating the content and formatting it to NTFS.
    I was wondering if it was me missing/doing wrong something - but if it is the Zidoo OS limitation, then no other choice.
    No worth buying SW - to be honest - all such SW starts with the disclaimer "Export or back up data in storage device first" :)
    Have a spear 2TB HDD - do you think z1000 will bear the power load if I connect it to the external SATA port - 1 internal 3,5" 4TB and one external SATA 3,5" 2TB and copy?

    P.S. strangely enough the well known seller's page states:
    "File Systems - EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, EXFAT"
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2020
  12. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    How are you going to copy 3.2Tb of data onto a 2Tb disk :eek:? Maybe it's time to consider a new HDD, at 6Tb, 8Tb, 10Tb, 12Tb ...??

    Then put the new disk (formatted to NTFS) inside the Zidoo and copy from the old disk via the SATA port as you suggested :cool:?
  13. CGI

    CGI Member

    I was not quite honest :) I have other 5 external USB 500 GB disks :) I will manage this.
    The main question was will the z1000 PSU stand two 3.5" disks simultaneously.
    And yes, a new higher capacity disk purchase considered too.
    Thank you!
  14. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    I don't recommend to do so even if it works (the whole powers up).
    Read my review for details.
  15. CGI

    CGI Member

    Believe me, I have read your review(s):)

    You say:

    "z1000 Pro - Excellent internal earthed 12V 5A PSU"
    meaning 12x5=60 W

    "- SATA internal/external is about 10W average per 3.5 HDD and above 15W when starting up.
    - System is about 7W sustained when running APPs"

    let's put 15W per SATA 3.5 disk x2 = 30 W
    lets assume 15 W system sustained.

    all equals 45 W against 60 W PSU, which is about 75% load (yes, above 50%), but not all power up.

    Open to other suggestions how to solve EXT3 problem
  16. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    In fact it is sustained power about 2x 10W + 7 W = 27 W. Which is less than 50% so very safe to run it like that. Startup peak may be 45W but that is fine too.

    Never tried EXT3 but ran a test once with EXT4 and that worked read/write during the test. EXT4 is the better choice anyway for Linux compatibility.
    Maybe there is a setting that makes write restricted to the old OS? I am not familiar with Linux. Ask somebody who is.
  17. gymnos

    gymnos Member

    The internal PSU is just 1.3A

  18. Mabon

    Mabon Active Member

    If power is a problem, then a USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station, with its own power supply, might be the solution? I have one by StarTech.
  19. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    Strange specification indeed as this is peak current at the 100V - 240V Input side and not Output which for sure is 12V 5A.
    Already informed Zidoo about this misleading info.
  20. Why don't you try put the HDD in PC than move all the files, format to NTFS & put it back on Zidoo?
    I Did it many times when changing HDD. It's quicker believe me.

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