HDD storage

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  • #32423
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    I am curious if we’ll still be able to use a USB HDD for storing our backups or is it only going to be SD card slot. With the large file size of CD’s, I thought I’d ask. I thought originally it was mentioned but I don’t know if things have changed.

    #32454
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    Yeah, I’m curious about it as well. More for CD game dumping than anything.

    #32524
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    I asked this question when I met them at E3 and they told me it doesn’t support USB hard drives – only the SD card you can put into the system.

    #32526
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    @zackr

    Damn. Hopefully it will in the future. A 64GB Micro SD card should work for a while.

    #32625
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    That is going to really limit some of our collections.

    #32652
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    @darklordsidius

    Only with the CD-based games. If you have an 8GB Micro SD card, you can easily have the complete romsets for the cartridge-based games and still have room left.

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    How big of a Micro SD card will work with the system?

    #32664
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    It’s SDXC, not microSD. It can work with the 512GB and the eventual 1TB whenever that comes out.

    Also, it appears a couple of my posts were eaten, but considering you can get a 128GB SDXC for around $50-$60, that fits about 175 CD-based games. I don’t think 95% of the demographic for this system will have a problem with that much storage.

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    #32667
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    Take this with a grain of salt until something official, but I believe it supports Micro SDHC, and the largest one on the market is 400GB, so my guess is that it’ll support a Micro SDHC card as big as you can afford.

    #32669
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    I interviewed Bryan and he seemed to make it pretty clear it’s SDXC, not microSDXC.  https://www.rpgsite.net/interview/7350-polymega-interview-how-this-modular-console-may-change-the-way-we-enjoy-retro-gaming

    #32671
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    That’s awesome, now I won’t have to worry about losing a card.

    #32695
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    Many of us have multiple consoles. Games for the PS1 can be huge, many RPG’s have multiple discs.

    The external HDD would be a great solution because they are cheap but a 128GB+ SDXC cards are extremely expensive here in Canada. It is why I was hoping for the option of HDD.

    I’m guessing that the Polymega is going to cost around $350 Canadian, $80 per module and about $80 for a decent 128GB SDXC card. That’s about $750 before taxes (if 4 modules are purchased), at 15% NB provincial sales tax, that comes to almost $863 CAD.

    From a financial standpoint, the use of an external hard drive would be a good option since most people have a HDD already.

    That’s where I was coming from, with my initial question.

    #32697
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    I would like to correct myself – it appears this will indeed use a micro SDXC, not your typical SDXC. I figured it was a bit odd they would go down that road, so I have updated my interview to reflect that.

    Which is far better, because I’ve seen 128GB microSDXC cards for as little as $30.

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    #32700
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    That’s a good deal better. The micro SDXC seem to be cheaper than the larger SDXC cards. I bought a 128GB card for my Nintendo switch for around $35US. That’s more comforting, thanks.

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