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    32PFL4017G can use any USB Hard Disk?

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    I have a 32PFL4017G and like to by a USB Hard Disk. I can use any usb hard disk or there are some limits or incompabilities?
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    Hello Pablosarg,

    Welcome to the TV forum!

    Your TV would support a hard disk that is in either NTFS or FAT32 format.

    I hope that answers your query.

    Best regards,
    Ina


    Quote Originally Posted by pablosarg View Post
    Hi
    I have a 32PFL4017G and like to by a USB Hard Disk. I can use any usb hard disk or there are some limits or incompabilities?
    Thanks
    Pablo

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    Other things to be careful about:
    - 2.5 inch HDD is better than 3.5 inch HDD (Reason: power consumption, noise)
    - USB 2.0 is better than USB 3.0 (Reason: power consumption on USB port)
    - HDD with external power supply is better than HDD powered by USB (reason: power consumption)

    One of the major sources of instability with the Philips TVs seems to be problems with supplying the power for the HDD through the USB port.
    USB2.0 ports are rated for a maximum current of 500mA. Most USB 3.0 HDDs need more than that, because USB3.0 ports are rated for higher currents (900mA, if I remember correctly) in regular operation, and eveb some USB2.0 HDDs need more during spin-up.

    If in fact the USB power is the limiting factor, the best way is to chose a HDD with external power supply, since this completely eliminates the power concern. Second best is using a Y-cable, to draw the power from two USB connectors (in case your TV model offers two USB connectors).

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