Post by RJH Post by Richard Post by RJH
I'm currently using a 500GB portable 2.5" hard drive/caddy to record content
from my smart TV - works fine.
I'd like to use a solid state device instead. 'Normal' thumb drives don't work
- anybody any experience of something that does, preferably thumb drive type
You don't say what make of TV.
I used a 64gb stick in our LG before upping to a portable drive.
It's a fairly recent LG OLED
Post by Richard
Thanks - looks useful.
I don't think it needs to be /that/ fast - the TV only has USB2 sockets so far
as I can tell (no mention in the manual and they're not blue, as I think USB
3s are). But as I say, USB sticks I've got don't work - just wondering if
anyone has used one successfully.
The USB config space either indicates RMB=0 or RMB=1 . (Search for the
section with RMB in it, here.)
That is the "Removable Media Bit".
USB used to be pretty consistent at one time, that they were
But a few Sony sticks, started shipping with the RMB bit
set the other way. Thus the Sony could be mistaken
for a hard drive type device, behind a USB interface.
There's really no way to predict, what some manufacturer will do.
What they do, doesn't have to make sense.
I would pair one of these...
with one of these...
That is what I use in the room here, for odd jobs.
I don't have any fancy TVs, so cannot comment on that aspect.
The purpose of my choice in this case, is to avoid storage
devices loaded with QLC flash memory. That SSD at least,
doesn't have QLC in it. It has a fairly decent TBW rating.
It's possible to get some AData NVMe devices, with a 12000 TBW
rating. They're intended for Chia farming, and have Micron
Enterprise flash chips on them. But if you stick one of those
in an adapter (an NVMe "tray"), there is a real good chance
they will draw too much power from the USB port on the TV
set. The TV set may be limited to 500mA at 5V. The 860 Pro,
when reading at 3MB/sec, is unlikely to draw quite that much.
But again, I don't have the USB power meter to make the
measurement. If I use a clamp-on meter and connect the SSD
via SATA to the PC, then the power can rise because it's
being read at 400MB/sec.
Part of the "selection job" then, is not to snag something
with excessive power consumption. Maybe an 850 Pro would
use slightly less power, but then there might not be any
stock of those, and the TBW is half of the 860 Pro.
TBW is Terabytes Write, a measure of 3000 writes per cell
While you can solve some power problems, by using a powered
USB hub between the TV set and the storage device... that's
a lot of "junk" for a living room setting. Nobody is going
to like your taste in hardware if you do that.