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Will the Denon x1000 play music from my HDD connected to its USB?

Hallo Denon x1000 owners!

My question is very important for me:
Will my Denon x1000 recognize a 500Gb HDD connected to its USB socket?

Because if it doesn't I will not purchase a new HDD.

If it does, how should I confiigure the HDD?

I would really appreciate your answers.

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Still waiting for an answer. Please!!!
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Lots of good info in the X1000 Owner's manual to include the specifics on "Playing back USB memory devices" (p. 179).

Also note, there is a thread dedicated to the 2013 Denon E/X Series AVRs .....

The 'Official' 2013 Denon "E Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ
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Thank you for your reply. I thought there was a lot of interesting information about Denon X1000.
But, my question is not answered there unfortunately.
I wonder if a Portable Hard Drive such as Elements HDD can be recognized by the receiver. This info is not in the review.
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The restrictions are on page 179. Probably too big of a drive. 5000 files max. 500 folders max.
Fat32 format only. Ntfs doesn't work.
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I have read the restrictions alright, and they would not be a problem, but the review only talks about USB memory devices and nothing about Portable Hard Drives. That is my real concern.
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If the HDD connects via USB, then by definition it is a USB memory device.
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I tried to format a 1tb external drive with fat32. Windows 8.1 only had options for ntfs and exfat.
Haven't tried to connect to receiver yet.
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Exfat didn't work. Windows has a 32gb limit on fat32. Found a free app that formatted 1tb drive as fat32 and it worked.
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Exfat didn't work. Windows has a 32gb limit on fat32. Found a free app that formatted 1tb drive as fat32 and it worked.
Thank You Friend!
I did the same. Took my 1 Terra USB Memory Device to an expert in my street to convert ExFat to FAT32 and now Denon recognises it alright.
Thank you for all your help!
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