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Offline KTR

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UPDATE - Large 16TB HDD Successful (12TB, 14TB) on med1000x3d
« on: August 15, 2021, 08:17:02 AM »
Dear colleagues,

UPDATE: I can see that until now 195 people viewed my post, but unfortunately no single reply
Apparently putting an expensive large HDD in our brilliant but old players is bold step.
While I was wondering about that, my wife surprise me with gift for my birthday (player Zidoo Z10 Pro + 16TB Seagate EXOS). I immediately took advantage and put that 16TB HDD in my MED1000x3D.
Guess works like a charm and the MED1000x3D found the hard drive as fast as my old 3TB.
I use firmware 4.0.1
The 16TB HDD was formatted under windows NTFS (GPT)
I hope I was helpful for someone who want to upgrade to large HDD.

Now I have some dilemma... which player should I keep?
I love the simplicity of my Mede8er, but the Zidoo can play absolutely everything what is out there + the bonus of android media apps on the same box.

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Intro 😁

Ireally hope there enough people still visiting this forum.
I am very proud owner of med1000x3d for 8+ years.
I'm sure all of you who are here, will agree that mede8er is one hell of a player 😁

Despite how much I like it, I start thinking lately to look for more "modern" alternative with some new futures like 4k, h265, etc. I spent several weeks to convince myself that there is nothing there on the market that si better then my  med1000x3d. Yes...I don't have 4k and h265 on it but I have something MUCH more.
"New, fancy" players like "Dune, Ziddo, Zappiti, etc. lack of one huge future for me. Internal HD audio decoding.
All new players of the brands above don't have it.
Because of licensing, they have 5.1 passthrough via hdmi or downmix to 2.0
They don't decode HD audio.
The problem is that my 5.1 home theater is old as my med1000x3d 😁 but the sound is outstanding and I don't want to replace it.
Unfortunately it doesn't support Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby True HD. Now I'm happy that this decoding is done by my med1000x3d 🥰

Because all of this, I decided NOT to buy new player and remain with my mede8er.

But I was wondering, if any of you was bold enough to try and test any larger HDDs like 12TB or 14TB?
They are quite pricey and I don't want to risk buying one.

I have currently 4x HDDs (2x 4TB and 2x 3TB), but is bit frustrating to have to exchange them constantly.
Also I'm concerned to damage the sata connector of the often change.  That's why I start thinking for one large hdd to accommodate all of my media. It doesn't matter for me if is installed inside or is external. Then I can keep the older 4 HDDs as backup 😊

Thanks in advance for all opinions.
I really appreciate them.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2021, 12:36:30 PM by KTR »

Offline pipo10

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Re: UPDATE - Large 16TB HDD Successful (12TB, 14TB) on med1000x3d
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2021, 03:51:21 PM »
Why don't you buy a NAS you can put all your disks in it and there is no changing anymore.
I have several 16Tb disks in the NAS and the Mede8er is happy and use NFS for communication between the NAS and the mede8er.

Just bought a second-hand  mede8er 600X3D for 30 euro's for our caravan which stays in Austria for winter sports and as a backup for my beloved Mede8er.

For all the new things like X265 and 4K i have a nvidea shield, but still used as much my simpel mede8er with YaDIS and YaDIS2Mede8er  to get the jukebox filled.

Offline Noggin

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Re: UPDATE - Large 16TB HDD Successful (12TB, 14TB) on med1000x3d
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2021, 06:25:48 AM »
As Pipo has suggested the NAS is definitely the way to go.