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Recording to a USB stick?

  • 20-09-2020 7:16pm
    Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 45,346 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    Thinking of buying a combo Sat/Freeview box and having had a look around the best value appears to be had from buying one without a built in hard drive. The 2 issues I have a bit of concern with.

    Is there any real difference between recording on to a USB stick as opposed to an internal hard drive?

    Secondly would series link work OK when recording to stick?

    All comments and advice welcome :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,427 ✭✭✭Gerry Wicklow

    USB sticks aren't designed for repeated long term writing/rewriting. You may also run into speed problems. An internal HDD or SSD is definitely preferable or even a portable (USB drive) if the box does not support internal.
    Series linking should not be affected either way.

  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 45,346 Mod ✭✭✭✭muffler

    Thanks Gerry. Yeah, good point about writing/rewriting on the USB sticks.