Playstation / VIta TV - Maximum HDD Size + Compatibility?

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  1. crimsonnight
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    Hey guys,

    I want to grab an external drive for my Vita TV (running Enso Henkaku) and wanted to know what the maximum size I can use with it is? Also, which drives definitely work, is there a list anywhere? Any particular types of drive I should avoid? I'd like to go with a drive that can be powered via the USB port if possible.

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  2. aos10

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    2TB HDD will work on PSTV,any external HDD will work like WD.
     
  3. Kazesama

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    cannot be usb powered, has to have its own power source.. the usb on pstv cannot supply enough power (500mah), due to the power supply of the PS TV itself. (5V 2A)
     
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    Really? Some people have been saying that some 2.5" drives are working without power
     
  5. Ryccardo

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    Depends of course on how much power it needs (without forgetting that the adapter also plays a role)

    The sticker on the console claims it uses UP TO 1,6 A, which with the official PSP power brick (and tolerances) means that at full load 0,5 A are not too unrealistic, and of course the console isn't consuming maximum power at all times
     
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    2.5" would usually be fine, because they lower their power consumption in return for slower read and transfer times.

    Best bet is always a fully powered 3.5" as an external for games, such as the vita tv.
     
  7. Kazesama

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    well it depends on the drive, while usb keys or SSD don't draw very much power, can work fine.. but if it's a 2.5" or 3.5" HDD, it most likely requires additional power.

    http://www.buildcomputers.net/power-consumption-of-pc-components.html

    Solid State Drive SSD -0.6 to 2.8 W
    2.5" Hard Disk Drive HDD - 0.7 to 3 W
    3.5" Hard Disk Drive HDD - 6.5 to 9 W

    if you apply the math for the power supply and convert it to watts : 5V x 2A = 10W of available power, with the PS TV drawing most of it..

    If you already have a usb powered HDD purchased, might I suggest to try and pluging in powered USB hub.
     
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    thanks for those informations.
    BTW does the SD2vita work on Playstation TV ?
     
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    I've heard a lot of times that drives without external power burn out USB ports after a while.
     
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    I forgot
    Max size is theoretically 128PB, the max size an exfat volume can have.

    But the max size I've seen that works is somewhere around 2TB or so (as posted in this thread). I believe I've seen someone get a 3TB drive working, but I can't find the info on that anymore.

    As to power from the USB port, you'll have to go for a 2.5 HDD otherwise you won't meet the power requirement as the PSTV doesn't put out much power over USB. If you want max size, you'll need an external power HDD.
     
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