Actually, we went too far offtopic.
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Max external hard drive size
Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:25 AM
Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:08 AM
All I will add is... I worked for a company that did this sort of thing. There were computers that supported USB for keyboard and mouse but not a lot else
This is fairly common. I have a number of devices with USB ports that can be used only to connect very specific USB devices. Keyboards in one case, flash drives in several cases, a specific identified list of wi-fi adaptors in another case, their-own optional programming device in another case, etc.
These devices use the common networking image (as found on Dish DVRs), their own made up image, or no markings at all.
Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:57 AM
Exactly... they made no claims that it was a standard USB port nor certified to be such. People assume that all USB ports are the same... and I can agree that the whole point of standards should be to ensure such things for consumers... but companies don't always adhere to those standards.
So back to topic... discussion on what should or should not be supported is somewhat moot. Dish has said what they support in terms of size and type of external hard drive, and that's what we're stuck with essentially.
-- I like to go fast (not really)