Question on connecting an external hard drive movie collection to the Tivo Stream 4K?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by omelet1978, May 19, 2020.

  1. omelet1978

    omelet1978 Active Member

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    I have a 2TB movie collection that I've built up over time and would like to hook it up to the Tivo Stream 4k via the USB C Port on the device.

    I don't have an extra computer to set up Plex as of now and don't particularly want to set up a NAS (simpler for me is better). When I've tried to connect a portable hard drive to the Tivo Stream 4K, it re-formatted the drive to FAT 32 and then did not show the drive after that. From doing a bit of research one reviewer stated the most he could connect was a 128gb flash drive but just thought I'd check on here if anyone had any better luck?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. siratfus

    siratfus Active Member

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    This guy did a tutorial on how he added 400 gb.

     
  3. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    I connected an old 1.5TB external 3.5" drive in an enclosure to the TiVo Stream 4K using a USB-C to USB adapter and it works great. The drive is plugged into to wall for power.

    I also tried a small USB powered 2.5" Passport drive but it didn't see it or is was underpowered.
     
  4. omelet1978

    omelet1978 Active Member

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    Are you able to add movie files to that drive with a Mac by any chance or is it now part of the Tivo hard drive?

    Mine hard drive did not have a power cord and was just a USB drive so that might make a difference.


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