Status of Magic TV with > 4TB HDD

Regarding the question of whether Magic TV supports > 4TB HDD, previously I said that the maximum HDD size supported would be 4TB per drive.  However, I've just done a code review and have not actually found anything that should become erratic over 4TB, so my saying of the 4TB limit could be too conservative.

SMP867x class: MTV3300D MTV3800D MTV8000D
- If you use Windows 7 to format a >4TB HDD as a single NTFS partition, it may work on Magic TV but this is not officially tested and not officially supported.
- Magic TV will not create a larger-than-4TB partition if you use Magic TV to format a HDD.
- NTFS and GPT are supported
- No known issue with Seagate USB 3.0 HDD

SMP8655 class: MTV3200 MTV3700D MTV7000D MTV7000D-mini
- If you use Windows 7 to format a >4TB HDD as a single NTFS partition, depends on the particular drive you use it may or may not work.
- Magic TV will not create a larger-than-4TB partition if you use Magic TV to format a HDD.
- NTFS and GPT are supported
- If you format Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 HDD by Magic TV the size will be wrong.  The only workaround is to format it as NTFS.

SMP8635 class: MTV3000 MTV3100 MTV3500 MTV3600D MTV5000
- HDD size is limited to 2TB (due to ancient Linux kernel)
- NTFS and GPT are both not supported.
- If you format Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 HDD by Magic TV the size will be wrong.  No known workaround exists other than using the wrong smaller capacity.

General
- If you use USB HDD in NTFS format, Magic TV cannot share its contents as Network HDD server.  "Check and Repair USB HDD" also cannot be used.
- Customer service department does not suggest the use of >2TB HDD and may not be able to help if you use something larger in case a problem arises.

想問下如果同一個地方有兩部或以上同型號MTV, 如兩部3300D或兩部3800D, 咁呢兩部同型號MTV可唔可以自行改唔同既名稱(Hostname)?  

若果唔可以自行改名, 咁網上遙距預錄可以點樣區分呢兩部MTV?

網上遙距預錄係咪部MTV一定要長開?  待機模式係做唔到網上遙距預錄?

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回覆 2# AC360

Please use the free Magic TV Remote app to change the name of the two units.

You may standby the Magic TV, but the Standby Mode must remain as Fast Startup (default).

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3t is more than enough for now。。。。but thanks for the update。。。。。

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回覆  AC360

Please use the free Magic TV Remote app to change the name of the two units.

You may  ...
wklie 發表於 2015-8-20 19:28

純粹睇電視時, MTV會唔會控制USB HDD進入Standby Mode?  定係要夾某幾款USB HDD先有呢項功能?

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本帖最後由 wklie 於 2015-8-21 20:28 編輯
純粹睇電視時, MTV會唔會控制USB HDD進入Standby Mode?  定係要夾某幾款USB HDD先有呢項功能? ...
AC360 發表於 2015-8-21 19:01


USB HDD will not spin down if Magic TV is not standby.

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So, for trouble-free upgrade, 4TB is the maximum.
Any higher would be YMMV (may be OK, may be not).

As usual, thank you wklie.

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