Originally Posted by wajo
The latest PNY thumb drives
should have enough speed (e.g., 128GB drive = 100MB/s Read, 65MB/s write)?
I had seen the PNY Turbo USB 3.0 drives but also saw plenty of negative reviews for construction and reliability however the Turbo Attache 2 drives are different, more expensive and with fewer negative reviews. They are dark in color and have no flashing LED, just right for a darkened room. The 32GB drive is $18, the 64GB $25, so I opted for the latter. It arrived today, it is a nice firm fit in the Iview's USB socket and came formatted FAT32, so I started recording, it ran for two hours after which the drive was just warm to the touch. More importantly the Iview did not crash after a couple minutes recording like my HDD (without supplemental USB power supply). All the hours of research and posts to this forum paid off.
The PNY Turbo Attache USB 3.0 drives and Iview appears to be a successful and inexpensive combination, now I think I will order a second Iview!!!
1. The next thing to try is to see if the Iview works with my auto HDMI switch, if it doesn't all is not lost but it will be great if it does.
2. On full bandwidth 1080i channels there was occasional pixelation, I remembered reading that the FAT32 is slower than the newer NTFS file system so I reformatted the drive to NTFS and, low and behold, no pixelation.
3. I have also found HDMI Raw On works with my newer Samsung plasma. I did not try the HDMI switch but elected to connect to the Samsung's second HDMI port directly.
4. The second Iview arrived and on this the green and red LEDs are both on with the unit off, when you switch the unit on the red LED goes off, same as my first Iview, very strange. This second Iview will not even attempt to power an HDD from its USB port, luckily I have the Anker to supply power to the HDD from the Y cord, again very inconsistent and very strange. Other than that the second Iview works fine.