Thursday, September 6, 2012

Using large USB Hard Drives with the MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC Smart TV Player

MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC Smart TV Players from SynchrotechBecause of its abilities as a home media and entertainment center, we wanted to make sure the MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC Smart TV Player was able to work with USB 2.0 Hard Drive Disks (HDD) in addition to portable USB 2.0 Flash Drives mentioned in its marketing materials.

We plugged a 340GB USB 2.0 HDD into the MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC Smart TV Player's USB port and the entire drive was accessible, and we were able to play various media files off the drive. This means large media libraries can be deployed without concerns about the relatively limited capacities of USB Flash Drives. We don't know if there's a capacity ceiling for USB HDDs used with the MK802, but we will continue to test various USB 2.0 Hard Drives with the device as time permits and post any results here.

3 comments:

Διαμαντής Ιωαννίδης said...

Hi there,
is MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC Smart TV Player capable of hosting two drives together, each one in its USB port or using USB HUB? Thank you in advance.

Synchrotech said...

We don't see any reason why you couldn't connect multiple drives either via the two ports or by using a USB hub.

Anonymous said...

I tried using it with sata docking station, something called "All in one" sata docking station. With support for sata/pata drives, compact flash, xD and TF cards. It has got USB interface to connect to host. And it's powered externally. It works on my desktop/laptop but not with MK 802 or MK 818.