Usb HDD for switch Dock

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  1. freevil
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    I noticed two USB ports on the dock and was wondering, could I use a USB HDD with it?
     
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  2. bananapi761

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    No. Micro SD only
     
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  3. yardie

    yardie GBAtemp Maniac

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    How would that even work when the switch is disconnected?
    im sure they have some storage use for it in the future though

    maybe keyboard and mouse input
     
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  4. Xyphoseos

    Xyphoseos Hack or no games

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    Hdd for docked switch ?
     
  5. freevil
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    Okay then, what about exFAT storage microSD? Do they work on a 3.0.0 switch? I've got a 200gb sandisk ready with roms for homebrew ;)
     
  6. yardie

    yardie GBAtemp Maniac

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    calm down and hold your horses
     
  7. Xyphoseos

    Xyphoseos Hack or no games

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    I don't know if the exFAT update is 3.0.0 but If your exFAT sd doesn't work, format it in fat32
     
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    Outside your windows ᕙ(◔ᗜ◔)ᕗ
    1.: Google would've solved your problem way faster
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    exFat update is unrelated to System Update AFAIK.
     
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    oops, sorry for not putting the question mark, i was writing too fast ;) I'll try it out, see if it comes up as storage.
     
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  10. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Fan

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    the switch cant receive data from the dock
     
  11. freevil
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    Nope, the switch recognises the microsd but not the filesystem, so that sucks for anything over 4gbs!
     
  12. yardie

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    so why does it have USB ports then?
     
  13. Kubas_inko

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    Ethernet, controllers, anything charger ...
     
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  14. Technicmaster0

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    The real question is why it has a USB 3.0 port... what apart from a storage device would it be used for?
     
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    Slighty fastest charging of anything connected to it.
     
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  16. yardie

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    ethernet uses data though
    you make no sense. if it can transmit data via ethernet, it can transmit data using other media as well
     
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  17. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko 3DS Hardmoder

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    You asked why does it have usb. I gave you logical answer.
    If you don't see it, problem is on your side.
     
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  18. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    They do make sense.

    The Switch as of now can use USB for a few things, but USB storage is not one of them.

    They would need to update the OS to support USB storage in some way.
     
  19. yardie

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    Which is why i wrote they might have plans for it in the future
    dont you read?

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    did you skim through the thread or something?
    stop trying to act smart when you clearly dont know anything

    i did say they might have plans for storage devices in the future
    you backed up the guys claim that it cannot receive data from the usb ports yet you said ethernet

    you dont know much man.
     
  20. Zyvyn

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    they cant change this though they would have to release new hardware