is it possible to attach a hdd to docked

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  1. Noctosphere
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    or extended memory only extend with microsd?
     
  2. Trylk248

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    I believe not because it would require a direct connection to the console.
     
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    as i said, when docked
     
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    Still not.

    A possible way but annoying for carrying would be to modify an SD card so it becomes a wire that ends into a USB plug. But still. Will that work? You need power for Hard Drive.
     
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    I know there are some adapters for SATA to MicroSD or USB to MicroSD.
     
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    i think i saw those kind of wire, microsd to usb
    as for power, theres usually a specific plug for that on each hdd, no?

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    alright thanks guys
     
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    USB takes 5v. SD takes 3.3v
     
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    Not for now, but I recall they said they was thinking about it. Am I wrong guys?
     
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    The Wii U had external HDD support; but you had to format it to that stupid Proprietary Format. Although, If they do add said feature in an update; I hope it'll just use NTFS, FAT32, or exFAT.
     
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    so it will be easier to hack?
    i doubt theyll use standard format
     
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    I doubt it as well. But, isn't the microSD formatted as FAT32 or NTFS? Something like that~
     
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    idk
    i was asking because im getting stuff in preparation for when i get my hand on a switch
     
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    I see~ I don't have one, yet that is. So I am not very educated about the Hardware or Software.
     
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    if they add hdd support, they should also make an easy-to-use app to transfer files from hdd to microsd, so you can get hdd games easily on the go
     
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    The thing is it won't work as whenever we take the switch out of the dock it would reconnect hdd and transferring to microscope isn't feasible as it seems, it eodcertsiy cause trouble and require people to.have empty memory card just to play the game in portable mode
     
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    I remember this also. I remember reading on flipboard that in the future they may add hdd support for the dock so when the system is docked you will be able to store and play your massive switch library.
     
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  17. Mr. Wizard

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    The system is actually ready to take external USB drives for additional storage via ports on the dock. You wouldn't be able to take games with you, so Nintendo is still looking at it and thus this option wasn't active at launch.