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    So i am using the hdd support and it works great, people say that their is burning ports problems? I'm not having that problem and it only supports up to 2tb? that true?
     
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    What does burning ports mean?
     
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    Tried it with USB OTG adapter directly into the Switch and into the docking station and it works like a charm.
    I've tested 3 USB sticks and 3 TB external HDD.
     
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    Wait did you just say you can connect a hdd directly to the switch via OTG adapter? And it works fine?
     
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    Burning a port doesn't happen straight away but can take months before it happens. But use at your own risk

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    It means 2 much power gets drawn for it burning it out making it not work anymore
     
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    What are those ports intended for besides controllers?
     
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    I remember when people were talking about burning ports months ago

    Its just a scare tactic myth
     
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    it's not. If it was then those people wouldn't give advise using powered cases, y cables or flash drives using a single cable
     
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    Its the same people who begged people not to use paper clip jigs because of the metal or something equally as goofy
     
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    Did ur 3TB WORK? OR did u format to 2TB
     
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    That’s the reason I’m not using this unless it’s in docked mode. I don’t need all my games with me all the time. Potential for damaging the port with something plugged in like that too. Don’t even charge my switch via USB-C while using it in handheld mode.
     
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    Yeah and they were right. How many people did get their pins broken because of that ? We're giving advice because we don't want people to break their switch consoles. No scare tactics at all
     
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    Copper contacts in the switch joycon rails are much softer metal that the usual steel crap in a paper clip. I wouldn’t use anything stronger than copper against my rail :)
     
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    1 out of a million probably
     
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    Lmao no a ton of people complained their pins were broken and still do to this day. Sad that you think that some people warn others because of scare tactics instead of trying really to help but oh well
     
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    Yes, sir
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    I have to correct: It is a 4TB drive. I have to check back the partitions tomorrow but I'm nearly sure it's just one big partition.
     
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    If it worked as 4tb you'd be the first and only person that it worked for. I could explain why but I did so enough times in the original thread regarding this.
     
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    I tried it in the office with one of the backup drives. But I'm not sure enough and don't want to tell something wrong.
    I'm going to take a look at it as soon as I'm in the office.

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    Sorry, guys, it was the small 1TB drive. :-(
     
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    why do we need another thread tho
     
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    what was confirmed to possibly cause a burned port?

    using a self-powered hard drive will protect against this? Or using a Y cable?
     
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