I posted this on a separate thread, but I think this would be the ideal place. Tried to find the info I need here, but this is a huge thread, maybe you can help me
I have been using external hard drives to watch blu ray ripped movies using my Oppo and Sony blu ray players using their USB inputs, I have never used a a hard drive higher than 2 Tbs and it has worked out so far.
Last week I took the first step into ripping my whole bluray collection and I started by buying a 4 TB Seagate external hard drive on a try and see approach. I basically rip the main movie with the highest Video and Audio quality available (tons of hard drive space) Results, the 4 TB hard drive is too big and the bluray players do not recognize it (hard drive not supported) Only my Samsung 4k TV using their One Box solution recognizes the hard drive and plays the movies.
I do not want an expensive or complicated system, I just want to rip my movies to MKV and to hard drives for which I will make back ups as I go.
Would a higher capacity hard drive with its own power supply help on any of this? I would really love to have all my movies in one place with an additional back up, but it looks a little more complicated than anticipated. I have used WD, Toshiba and Seagate 2 TB hard drives and found no problems, the 4 TB is a NO NO.
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