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USB port uses?

NewToNextbox
I've Been Here Awhile

How do you find out what features are available for the USB port? I have a model 9865HD. Any manuals I have found online do not describe features available for the USB port.

 

 

 

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Re: USB port uses?

Gdkitty
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Plug in a cord for a phone charger.. and use the 5v off it to charge the phone.

THAT, is about it 😞

Generally, the port is there for 'future usage' type thing which often never comes along.

 

There was some documentation on the PREVIOUS version where there was suposed to be in the long run DLNA playback/server, which might have used it.. never came around.

Though..

I GUESS that you should be able to use the USB for a HDD extender... though its HIGHLY recomended to use a ESATA instead.

 

Re: USB port uses?

NewToNextbox
I've Been Here Awhile
I guess that explains why I couldn't find any documentation. I'm not familiar with the term ESATA. Please explain. Thanks.

Re: USB port uses?

Lurker
I'm a Senior Advisor

@NewToNextbox wrote:
I guess that explains why I couldn't find any documentation. I'm not familiar with the term ESATA. Please explain. Thanks.

SATA is an interface spec for hard drives.

 

eSATA is  an externally connected SATA drive.

Re: USB port uses?

Gdkitty
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To expand on Lurkers post


SATA is the most common hard drive connection used in most machines now a days.

 

eSATA is the external version of this.  Some external hard drives, use this connection.

They are PREFERABLE for use, just for the case of that the TRANSFER speed across that type of connection, is much faster than USB normally.

Re: USB port uses?

senordd
I Plan to Stick Around

Didn't Rogers have a keyboard option at one time that never caught on?  I seem to remeber that Rogers stores had them on display a long time ago.

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