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This media player has excellent technical specifications but loses points for buggy applications and the fact that there is only a brief quick start guide and absolutely no information on the multitude of other functions. The player has an inbuilt slot under the hinged cover that takes a SATA drive up to 3.5" and as large as 6tb. I installed a 1tb WD SSD only 2.5 inch but the SATA plugin is the same no matter what size drive. It was really difficult to format the SSD and get the player to recognize it but I got there eventually.
Major bugs i...nclude the Google Play store not working correctly and a major incompatibility downloading files with my iMac computer, a well known problem that hasn't been addressed for the many years it has persisted. It seems the Mac OS X sees only the Android system file size and not the hard disk size meaning that files of 1gb will produce a "not enough disk space error". The issue appears on all file transfer protocol types, e.g. SMB, FTP & NFS. The only fix I found was to download a very basic file transfer program that doesn't check the drive size before the transfer. This finally worked and I can now transfer files over my network. The program was trolCommander which is written in Java and runs on all platforms. I spent at least 20 hours ironing out all the issues and I am computer literate. Don't expect to buy this unit as a plug & play device and I came very close to sending it back to the eBay vendor. Only the units good picture quality and the fact I spent $189 on a SATA SSD made me persevere with it. If you enjoy solving difficult IT problems then this is the player for you. I guess you will be rewarded with a technically advanced streamer and a lower price than a more well known, polished brand. After 12 months use I am really enjoying this unit am happy with my purchase. I still say don't buy if you want a plug and play device.
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