Usb HDD for switch Dock

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by freevil, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. yardie

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    if the switch can already receive data via ethernet connected to the dock, all they need is a software update to enable other media

    hows this so hard to understand?

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  2. Zyvyn

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    it can receive but not send through the dock thats all through the hardware
     
  3. Tomy Sakazaki

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    They can change through OS updates, they don't need to release any other hardware.
    If Nintendo will add support for external HDD on Switch is another matter entirely, but the possibility hardware wise does exist.
     
  4. yardie

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    lol omg
    you do know that having the switch connected via ethernet is enabling it to be able to send and receive data across the internet right?

    i cant...
     
  5. Tomy Sakazaki

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    Wired pads: must receive data to activate rumble and leds to indicate to which player it was associated. Obviously must send button press data.
    Ethernet adapter: must send and receive data.
    Really, the hardware needed to do data transfer already exists in the switch tablet/console, the dock acts only as a hub to create the physical USB ports to connect devices with the console.
     
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  6. Zyvyn

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    hes talking about external storage devices from the dock which is just not possible
     
  7. Kubas_inko

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    I never backed up anyone. I just answered your question. No context. So stop "attacking" me and learn to read.
     
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  8. Tomy Sakazaki

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    Not possible YET. The only thing lacking is OS support to external storage, you were saying that it would need actual changes on hardware.
     
  9. StarGazerTom

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    It sends data down through the dock aswell, otherwise ethernet pings such as eshop browsing would be impossible.

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    Only impossible because it's not enabled. I'm sure Ninty at somepoint will patch in hdd support.
     
  10. yardie

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    please stop skimming threads so you can have some context
     
  11. The Real Jdbye

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    USB-C OTG adapters are confirmed working.
    Not yet, they have basically said "maybe" so it may or may not come in the future.
    How does ethernet work then if it can't receive data from the dock? ;)
    That is simply not true. The Tegra chip supports USB devices just fine.
     
  12. Kubas_inko

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    Joke or not, because with people in his thread, I am really clueless.
     
  13. reminon

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    This is not true, while the switch is docked, the hardware is more than capable of supporting ext storage devices. The only thing stopping this, is software support. All Nintendo would have to do, is write the support, and push an update. It kills me to see that some people think it can't send and receive. Let's set all technical reasons why that wouldn't be true aside. How would the magic-ns dongle work if it couldn't send and receive data? Before your rebuttal is that you are talking about ext storage only, regardless of what data it is, it's still data.
     
  14. Billy Acuña

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    Those are data too.
     
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  15. Kubas_inko

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    I don't know man, what is wrong will all of you. From where did everyone get the info about switch not being able to receive/transmit data via USB?
     
  16. Billy Acuña

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    3.0 is by far enough to transfer/receive data on the fly. If Nintendo didn't enabled such feature on the Switch, is because of logistic reasons or just don't want to enable it yet.
    Nothing that homebrew can fix.
     
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  17. Kubas_inko

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    That's not an answer to my question... at all :/
     
  18. Billy Acuña

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    - 3.0 is by far enough to transfer/receive data.
    - The Switch's Dock has 3.0 USB ports.
    - Switch can handle extHDDs when docked.
     
  19. Kubas_inko

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    still not an answer to my question... at all... again. I asked where did everyone get info that it can't receive/transmit data via USB (because you quoted me about ethernet and controllers).
     
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  20. Ronhero

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    My assumption is that Nintendo is eventually going to allow for a usb hdd via dock. This will allow you to dock and exchange games from the internal sd / nand to and from the hdd. Nintendo seems smart enough to realize people download a lot of games but sd is too expensive and lacking in storage capacity, it would allow you to download once and only keep the games current in play to be on the unit and be able to swap out without needing to re download

    This is just my assumption
     
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