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On this article you can find a list of devices found compatible (or not) to the C-200. Note the items on these lists are tested by users, not necessarily officially endorsed or supported by Syabas and Popcorn Hour Inc. For the related A-200 see here.

Applicable to the following NMT
Popcorn Hour NMT models: C-200

If firmware updates result in changes please update any report you have made

Contents

USB Memory Sticks used for NMT Apps Install

  • It is now possible to install the NMT Apps on a USB Stick.
  • You need a 4Gb USB stick as BDLive requires 2Gb and the NMT Apps a further 2Gb. If you never play a retail BD or BD backup then 2Gb will suffice, however it is strongly recommended to always use 4Gb. 8Gb will ensure that you have some spare capacity for jukebox output and the occasional video or two.
  • Many USB Sticks come with supplier software that you should remove before formatting and installing the NMT Apps. The most common of these being U3, your USB Stick supplier usually has a tool for removing their software on their websites. However if you cannot find it then here is a U3 Removal Tool
  • What if i get an "failed format" message when trying to install the NMT Apps on a usb stick. The PCH seems to have trouble with some sticks, some appear to work only if fat or ntfs formatted prior to install, and some can get a make/model to work and not the next.
  • If you do get a "failed format" message then try to format the stick in a different format only give up if you have tried fat,fat32,ext2,ext3,ntfs. Remember to be sure that you have removed any supplier software that is on the usb stick (if there is any). Also if you do retry with a different format after a "format failed" message reboot BEFORE trying a second time.
  • Format and give your USB sticks a name on your PC. The C-200 now recognizes naming of USB drives and it makes the install process less confusing than the standard names such as USB_DRIVE_A1 or whatever.

REMEMBER ALWAYS REBOOT BEFORE you try to install the NMT Apps (the same goes for FW update).

  1. The file you need is called apps.nmt. Obtain the version that matches your firmware, each apps.nmt file is different, via online update or install via USB (the apps file should be located in the root of the source USB stick - not in a folder).
  2. Put that on one usb stick and insert the USB stick that you want to install the apps to.
  3. Then go to Setup => Maintenance and start the NMT Setup Wizard.
  4. The first choice is the type of installation, choose the one that matches, Fresh or Typical, Fresh if it is the first time you are installing. Then choose the location of where you want to install the NMT Apps. The source of the NMT Apps is either online or the USB stick on which the nmt.apps file is located. Continue through the menus until the installation/update starts.
  • If the NMT Apps are also located on the HDD then it will use those apps because hdd gets earlier detected. Therefore if you have a previous HDD installation ensure that you remove the HDD and delete the small NMT Apps partitions. You can then expand the storage partition to take advantage of the space.
  • Mediadrive is the drive you wanna use as default share partition, so if you use a USB Stick for apps, you need a path where you will store your media, and also for transmission & nzbget where it downloads.
Brand/Model Capacity C200 NMT Apps Version Compatibility Tester User notes
corsair voyager 1Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps NO Grizzly666 THIS USB STICK IS TOO SMALL

When this stick gives the "failed format" msg it does so in 1-2 seconds every other stick i tried does give the failed msg after minutes. So i think it is because this 1gig stick is too small.

Corsair Voyager 16Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Braky just insert and format with NMT apps wizard
Imation Nano 8Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Dave_D This stick has a hidden 200MB partition you can delete using DISKPART in Windows or set Partition Map Scheme to Master Boot Record using Disk Utility on Mac OSX. Format to NTFS
Kingston datatraveler 4Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Grizzly666 I do have two of this stick both worked ok. Have tried both sticks formatted as fat32,ext3,ntfs and they worked every time.
Kingston datatraveler 8Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Garp99 I converted from internal HDD to this USB stick without any problem.
Kingston datatraveler g2 16Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Grizzly666 Have tried this stick formatted as fat32,ext3,ntfs and it worked every time.
OCZ Rally2 (OCZUSBR2DC) 4Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK BlizzarD First formatted to NTFS on PC (Fat 32 didn't work)
Sandisk Cruzer 2Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK FLaSH First formatted to Fat32 on PC. Fine without BDLive.
Sandisk Cruzer 8Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Spawn Remove U3 software first. First formatted & NMT Apps running. 4Gb data partition available.
Sandisk Cruzer 8Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Grizzly666 Have tried this stick formatted as fat32,ext3,ntfs and it worked every time.
SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Quentin Remove U3 software first with U3Uninstall, then just insert and format with NMT apps wizard
Verbatim Store'n'Go 4Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Chris57 Formatted via NMT Apps install, all apps work fine.
Verbatim Micro Store'n'Go 8Gb 02-02-100318-19-POP-408 Apps OK Chris57 Formatted via NMT Apps install, all apps work fine.
Maxell Venture 8Go 8Gb 003-04-110530-21-POP-408 Apps OK geekuix Merge the 2 partitions first with Venture ModeConverter. Formatted via NMT Apps install, all apps work fine.
PNY Attache 2 16Gb 03-04-111220-21-POP-408 Apps NO wgstarks Would not work regardless of format

Harddisks and storage

  • If you have problems with your HDD in your NMT always ensure that you try the HDD after formatting it to NTFS in a PC. Do NOT choose the Quick Format option as this may mean that the HDD is not recognised and the NMT Setup option is not available to install the NMT Apps, always use the Full Format option or alternatively use Roadkil's Diskwipe to format a HDD for use in your NMT.
  • The C-200 has two internal SATA ports for up to two HDD's; one 2.5" and one 3.5". Additionally, there is an internal and four external USB ports. All these ports can be used to connect various kinds of storage. Remember that you need at least 2 GB of available storage in order to get full Bluray playback and NMT Apps installed.
  • For 3.5" HDD drives, the general recommendation, , is to choose drives marketed with terms such as "low rpm" , "low noise", "low power consumption", "Eco-Friendly" and "Green", rather than ones sold for performance (which will usually have higher noise levels). These low power drives often have a rpm of around 5400, rather than the current consumer "standard" of 7200. Despite the lower rpm, they will have more than enough performance to satisfy all typical NMT usage demands. Alternatively they may be marketed as for 'Video Surveillance/CCTV' systems.
  • Using a 10.000RPM HDD is not recommended, they produce a lot of heat which might affect the performance of the entire NMT. In fact a 5,400 rpm is recommended and more than quick enough for any activity.
  • A note to testers: please verify if you successfully installed the NMT Apps or if you've chosen to use another filesystem/format. Other things to check for are noise and the possibility to tune/adjust the speed. Thank you for sharing your results!


2.5" SATA disks

Toshiba

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Toshiba - MK1252GSX 120GB 8Mb 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Orecate)
Toshiba - M8037GSX 80GB 8Mb 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 NO Formatted via NMT but doesn't work (tested by WiValdiBB)
Toshiba - MK3252GSX 320GB 8Mb 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 OK Not recognised initially, Partitioned\Formatted NTFS using Windows 7 now works fine (tested by Rampage)
Toshiba - MK4055GSX 400GB 8Mb 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 OK Not recognised initially, Partitioned\Formatted NTFS using Windows 7 now works fine (tested by Rampage)
Toshiba - MK1059GSM 1TB 8Mb 03-04-110530-21-POP-408-000 OK Formatted via NMT and works fine (tested by Borja)

Fujitsu

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Fujitsu MHV2040BS 40GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Gibbo)
Fujitsu MHV2080BH 80GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Ian Morris)
Fujitsu Hornet M160 MHZ2320BH 320GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested chris57)

Hitachi

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Hitachi - 5K250-80 80GB 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 OK Not recognised initially, Partitioned\Formatted NTFS using Windows 7 now works fine (tested by Rampage)
Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 500GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by FLaSH)
Hitachi Travelstar - MAY 2005 60GB 2Mb 02-01-091001-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by OwL)
Hitachi HTS541612J9SA00 120GB 8Mb 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 OK Formatted with C-200; NMT apps installed and work fine (tested by Poslanec)

Samsung

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Samsung 250GB HM250HI 5400RPM 250GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by lsarrat)
Samsung 320GB HM320JI 5400RPM 320GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Oddball)
Samsung 400GB HM400LI 5400RPM 400GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK working fine very quiet and not running hot (tested by zoef)
Samsung 500GB HM500JI 5400RPM 500Gb 8Mb 02-04-110422-21-POP-408-000 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by sacrom)
Samsung 640GB HM641JI 5400RPM 640GB 8Mb 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 OK Drive may need initialising prior to first use. Formatted and works fine (tested by cyp)
Samsung Spinpoint M7 HM640JI 5400RPM 640GB 8Mb 02-02-100214-19-POP-408 OK Fast, quiet, no heat. Initialised by PCH and works fine (tested by Popcorner)
Samsung Spinpoint MP4 HM640JJ 7200RPM 640GB 16Mb 02-03-100821-21-POP-408-000 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by petrmatula)
Samsung 640GB HM641JI 5400RPM 640GB 8Mb 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 OK Drive may need initialising prior to first use. Formatted and works fine (tested by cyp)
Samsung 1TB HM100UI 5400RPM 1TB 8Mb 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Ace555)

Seagate

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Seagate LD25.1 ST9402115AS 40GB 2Mb 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by benji99) (This is the original PS3 40GB HDD)
Seagate Momentus ST960813AS 60GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Joe Marinas)
Seagate Momentus ST9160821AS 160GB 8Mb 02-01-091001-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Godzilla)
Seagate Momentus ST9250315AS 250GB 8Mb May-2010 firmware OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Garp99)
Seagate Momentus ST903203N3AS-RK 320GB 16Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by halfelite)
Seagate Momentus ST9500325AS 500GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by AJ500)
Seagate Momentus ST9320325AS 320GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted with C-200; NMT apps installed and work fine; all "birds" test MKVs play flawlessly from this drive (tested by sp1906207)
Seagate Momentus ST905003N1A1AS-RK (5400 RPM) 500GB 8Mb 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by itertrode)
Seagate Momentus ST9500420AS (7200 RPM) 500GB 16Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Zakhounet)
Seagate Momentus ST980411AS (7200 RPM) 80GB 16MB 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by GreenOnyx)

Western Digital

NOTES:
  1. Western Digital (RS and PVT models) and Samsung (F4 models) have starting using a new way of aligning HDD's which may cause problems in devices which like the NMT run Linux. From firmware 02-4-101206-21-POP-408-000 onwards the HDD's are now aligned correctly. If the HDD is >2Tb only the first 2Tb are available if you use the HDD as the location for your NMT Apps install. You can take advantage of the full size of the HDD if you use it as a data drive and NTFS format the HDD using W7/Vista or use Ext if using Linux then you get access to all 3Tb.

3.5" SATA disks

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 7500KEVT 750GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Tight fit with BDRom formatted and works fine (tested by wildcard30 & tonyreed)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 6400BEVT 640GB 8Mb 02-01-090907-19POP-408-051 OK Formatted and works fine. Cool and Quiet. (tested by maschlue)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 5000BEVT 500GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 MIXED dc11ab, cheaper_popcorn: Formatted and works fine; mholgate: Freezes / Hangs system after video playing for 5m, even though I know HDD has no errors (deep scan).
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 3200BEVT 320GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 and 02-01-091007-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by cheesebread and spe)
Western Digital Scorpio Black 3200BJKT 320GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by Anthonynishat)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 2500BEVT 250GB 8Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by johnagr)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 2500BEVS 250GB 8Mb 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by GijsK)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD6400BPVT 640GB 8Mb 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 MIXED(note 1) Formatted and works fine, quiet and cool (tested by Holberg)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT 1TB 8Mb 02-02-100214-19-POP-408 MIXED(note 1) Formatted and works fine, fits nicely even if it is 3 mm higher than normal 2.5" disks (tested by rhdv)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 5000BEVT 500GB 8Mb 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 OK Formatted with C-200; NMT apps installed and work fine (tested by Poslanec)
Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD2500BEVT 250GB 8Mb 02-03-100821-21-POP-408-000 MIXED(note 1) Formatted with C200; NMT app installed and works fine. (tested by vaidyasr)
Western Digital Scorpio Green WD20NPVT (5400rpm) 2TB 8MB 03-04-120517-21-POP-408-000 OK First initialized with Windows 7 for Advanced Format then formatted with C200; NMT app installed and works fine. Everything went smoothly. A very quiet, cool and yet fast HDD. (tested by Raus74)
Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
HGST 7K4000 4.0TB 64Mb 03-04-130115-21-POP-408-000 OK Formatted with NMT, Apps installed, everything works great
Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2.0TB 64Mb 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 MIXED Formatted with NMT, Apps installed, everything works fine (tested by j2tc). Long term ran v.hot and gave playback stutter ( reported by bkling)
Hitachi Deskstar 7K250 160GB 8Mb 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 NO Formatted, APPs work fine but disk unavailable from C200 (tested by Belokan)

Maxtor

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Maxtor 6L300S0 DiamondMax 10 300Gb 16Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted as NTFS on Win 7 PC. Inserted via front, recognized and played videos without issues. (Tested by TheOther1)
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 200 GB 8MB 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 NO Formatted via NMT but app services will not start and stay on 'starting'
Maxtor MaxLine Pro 500 500Gb 16Mb 03-04-120517-21-POP-408 OK Formatted via NMT. No issues. (Tested by wgstarks)

Samsung

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Samsung HD501LJ 500GB 16Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine
Samsung HD642JJ 640GB 16Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine
Samsung HD753LJ 750GB 32Mb 02-02-100214-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by snow)
Samsung HD103SI 1Tb 32Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine
Samsung HE103UJ 1TB 32MB All fw. versions OK NTFS formatted, works fine via front tray and USB
Samsung HD154UI 1.5Tb 32Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408

All fw. versions

OK Formatted and works fine (tested by mjasinsk and FLaSH)

Works fine, autosleep, low teperature (tested - santana)

Samsung HD203WI 2Tb 32Mb 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 OK Drive formatted to ext3 then formatted in C-200 and works fine (tested by klejmanm)
Samsung HE203UJ 2.0TB 32MB 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 OK Formatted via NMT, works fine, installed in front tray (tested by WiValdiBB)
Samsung HD204UI 2.0TB 32MB 02-03-100821-21-POP-408-000 OK(note 1) Formatted and installed NMT Apps (tested by Gangana)

Seagate

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Seagate BARRACUDA 7200.10 ST3320620AS 320 GBytes  ? Mb 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 OK Formatted EXT3 via C-200 and works fine but gets Hot (tested by Goolies)
Seagate BARRACUDA 7200.11 ST3000333AS 1Tb 16Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by halfelite and Johnagr)
Seagate BARRACUDA 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1Tb 32Mb 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK Formatted and works fine (tested by tesluk)
Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS 5900 RPM 1.5TB 32MB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted via NMT and works fine (Tested by Excal)
Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 5900 RPM 2TB 32MB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted via NMT and works fine
Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001-9YN1 7200 RPM 3TB 64MB 03-04-110520-21-POP-408 OK Partitioned in Linux as ext3 with a GPT partition table. (the C200 cannot create or manage GPT partitions, but can use them fine)

Western Digital

Brand/Model Capacity Cache C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue 500Gb 16Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted as NTFS on Vista PC. Inserted via front, recognised and played videos without issues.
Western Digital WD7500AACS Caviar Green Power 750Gb 32Mb 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted as NTFS on XP PC. Inserted via front, recognised and played videos without issues.
Western Digital Caviar Green Power WD10EACS 1TB 16MB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted to NTFS and used for YAMJ / movie-playback, works perfectly (tested by dh2005)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 64MB 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 MIXED(note 1) Formatted via NMT and working great (tested by TommyBoay)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 64MB 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 MIXED(note 1) Formatted via NMT and working great (tested by Stokholm)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2.0TB 64MB 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 MIXED(note 1) Formatted via NMT and works fine (tested by Dombiz).

Formated with NTFS, doesn't work properly! (tested by santana)

Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARX 2.0TB 64MB 03-04-120607-21-POP-408 (Public RC) OK Formatted via NMT and works fine. NMT Apps installed. Quiet, but overheats! (tested by serial123456)
Western Digital HD Caviar Green WD25EZRX 2.5TB 64MB 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 OK Formatted via NMT and works fine (tested by Drijvis)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted via NMT and works fine (tested by Anvar)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS 1.5TB 32MB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Formatted via NMT and works fine
Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EADS 2.0TB 32MB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK I have two drives inside my C-200 all works fine (Videojukebox I use UMC) Wizard66 / FLaSH
Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRS 3Tb 64Mb 02-4-101206-21-POP-408-000 OK Can be used and will install the NMT Apps, however only 2.19Tb available. If using as a NTFS data drive then provided formatted using W7/Vista all 3Tb are available. Koeletom
Western Digital Caviar WD2500JD, WD1600JD, WD1200JD, WD800JD 250GB, 16GB, 120GB, 80GB 8Mb 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 NO NMT fails on formatting regardless of prior state of disk (partitioned/formatted ntfs/ext3). Manual format works, but cannot install apps. Tested 2 identical drives same results.
Western Digital Caviar WD2500KS 250GB 16MB 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 OK Formatted via NMT and works fine
Western Digital Caviar WD1200SD-01KCB0 120GB 16MB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 NO Formatted via NMT but app services will not start and stay on 'starting' (tested by SoundWave).
Questionable result: This may or may not apply to the HDD being at fault. Needs more testing to be verified. /dc11ab
Western Digital Raptor WD360ADFD, WD740ADFD, WD1500ADFD 36GB, 74GB, 150GB 16MB All firmware versions NO(note 2) They work fine but produce extreme heat while playing files from the disks within 30 minutes. /Mental
Western Digital Caviar Black WD100FALS 1.0TB 32MB All firmware versions OK NTFS formatted, works fine via front tray and USB
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB 16MB All firmware versions OK NTFS formatted, works fine via front tray and USB
Western Digital Caviar Special Edition WD1600JS 160GB 8MB 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK NTFS formatted, works fine via front tray and USB (tested by ACiDPREMiUM)
Western Digital RE4 WD2003FYYS 2000GB 64MB 02-04-101208-21-POP-411-000 OK Formatted via NMT and works fine (tested by bsdv)
Western Digital WD Green WD30EZRX 3000GB 64MB 03-04-130115-21-POP-408-000 OK NTFS/GPT formatted and works fine

NOTES:

  1. Western Digital (RS and PVT models) and Samsung (F4 models) have starting using a new way of aligning HDD's which may cause problems in devices which like the NMT run Linux. From firmware 02-4-101206-21-POP-408-000 onwards the HDD's are now aligned correctly. If the HDD is >2Tb only the first 2Tb are available if you use the HDD as the location for your NMT Apps install. You can take advantage of the full size of the HDD if you use it as a data drive and NTFS format the HDD using W7/Vista or Ext if using Linux to get the full 3Tb of space.
  2. As the comment says at 10,000rpm they run hot. There is no need for more than 5400rpm HDD's in a media playing device.

USB attached HDD's

Brand/Model Capacity Tested Filesystem C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Philips SPE3040CC/00 400GB NTFS 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 OK Tested on Front + Rear USB; works fine (tested bei j2tc)
Samsung HD203WI Spinpoint F3 ecogreen 2TB NTFS 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 OK Tested in a DAS400 connected to rear USB port (Tested by Gibbo)
Samsung F2 ecogreen HD154UI 1.5TB ext3 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Tested in a DAS400 connected to rear USB port (Tested by Gibbo)
Seagate Momentus 5400.3 (Perpendicular Recording) ST9160821A 160GB NTFS 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Tested with NTFS and powered from the front USB port (Tested by TheOther1)
Western Digital Passport WDXMS1600TE 160Gb NTFS 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Tested with NTFS and powered from the internal, front and rear USB port (tested by FLaSH)
Western Digital green WD15EADS 1.5TB ext3 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Tested in a DAS400 connected to rear USB port (Tested by Gibbo)
Western Digital Elements WD10000EB035-01 1TB NTFS 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Tested with front USB ports, works perfectly (tested by dh2005)
Western Digital My Passport Essential SE WDBABM0010BBK 1TB NTFS 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK Works fine even with that non-erasable WD SmartWare software (tested by Fanatic)
Western Digital My Book Studio Edition WDH1Q10000E 1TB NTFS 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 OK Tested on Front + Rear USB; works fine (tested bei j2tc)
Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile 500 GB NTFS 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 OK Tested with Front USB; works fine without extra power supply (tested by WiValdiBB)
Transcend StoreJet 25 mobile 320 GB NTFS 02-02-100214-19-POP-408 OK Connected by the both USB plugs to the front USB connectors
Seagate Barracuda 9sl142-301 500 GB NTFS 02-02-100214-19-POP-408 OK Tested in Kingwin MBT-32U-BK Dual Bay External Mobile Rack Tested with front USB (tested by sleepy)
SimpleTech Duo Pro Drive (2 x WD10EACS) 2 TB NTFS 02-02-100428-19-POP-408-000 OK Tested with front USB ports & Rear, device connects OK. If you get USB device not recognised, Duo Pro has fault (3 units tested by Tiny)
Western Digital My Book Essential WDBAAF0020HBK-NESN 2TB NTFS 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 OK Tested with front USB ports & Rear, works perfectly (tested by BlueiPhone)
Western Digital My Book Essential Edition WDBAAF0010HBK 1TB NTFS 02-03-100821-21-POP-408-000 OK Tested on Front + Rear USB; works fine (tested by vaidyasr)
Western Digital My Book Essential Edition WDH1U10000 1TB NTFS 02-03-100821-21-POP-408-000 OK Tested on Front + Rear USB; works fine (tested by vaidyasr)

CF adapter kits

  • Only 2 users report ever getting CF Setup working presently.
Brand/Model Capacity Tester C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Blue adapter and transcend 8GB 133x CF card 8GB Gibbo 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 No Fails to format.
Red adapter and transcend 8GB 133x CF card 8GB chris57 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 No Fails to format.
DeLock 2½“ SATA > Compact Flash Card and Kingston CompactFlash Elite Pro 133X 16GB G4Cab 02-01-091008-19-POP-408-000 OK Have to partition the card with linux and then format with PCH.
Chinese No-Name SATA -> CF Adapter, bought at Ebay. Twinmos 4096MB CompactFlash Card 4GB schmud 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 OK After Installation from USB (had to remove all partitions from the CF Card before starting), I had to format the fourth partition (sda4) with ext3. Then everything worked fine.

SSD SATA "drives"

Brand/Model Capacity Tester C200 firmware Compatibility User notes
Corsair P64 CMFSSD-64GBG2D 64GB heathy 11-29-090904-19-POP-408 No Wizard formats it fine but eventually the drive disconnects randomly and C200 won't reboot with it plugged in anymore.
Crucial Real SSD C300 64GB computerix 02-04-101206-21-POP-408-000 No Drive not recognized anyway! System seems to hang. Boot lasts long. No NMT setup wizard option shown. Changed over to Intel X25 M G2 and everything works fine.
Interceptor CSSD-SM32NI 32GB lundman 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 No fdisk OK, mkefs2 hangs player.
OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT120G 120GB pteittinen 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Let C-200 Wizard do everything, had no problems at all.
OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD3-2AGT120G 120GB rfromp 02-04-101104-21-POP-408 OK NMT Apps installed and running fine.
OCZ Vertex OCZSSD2-1VTX30G (Firmware 1.3) 30GB Mental 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Had an existing NTFS partition, installed without problems.
OCZ Core Series OCZSSD2-1C64G 64GB AJCrowley 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK Tried with existing NTFS partition, reformatted to ext3 in C-200. Smooth sailing on all fronts.
OCZ Solid 2 Series OCZSSD2-2SLD60G 60GB Kgearhardt 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 OK Must format with NTFS first, then reformat to ext3 in C-200 and all is well.
Kingston V-Series SNV125-S2/40GB 40GB Useraid 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK Issue Free. Wizard recognised, formatted and installed.
Kingston V-Series SNV125-S2BN/64GB 64GB elzerg 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 OK No problems at all, formatted with wizard.
Kingston V-Series SNV425-S2/64GB 64GB trille 02-04-101206-21-POP-408 OK No problems at all, formatted with wizard.
Transcend, Model:TS128GSSD25S-M, Rev:V121 128 GB dmhwsm 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 OK No problems at all, formatted with wizard.
Intel, Model:X25-M G2 160 GB a user 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK No problems so far, formatted with wizard.
Intel, Model:X25-V G2R5 40 GB gonzalu 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 OK No problems at all, formatted with wizard. Model SSDSA2MP040G2R5
Corsair S128 CMFSSD-128GBG1D 128GB phobos 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK No problems at all, formatted with wizard.
Samsung MMBRE16G5MSP 16GB RexHunt 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 OK Let C-200 Wizard do everything, had no problems at all.
Samsung MMCRE64GHMXP-MVB 64GB marecki 03-04-110530-21-POP-408 OK No problems at all, formatted with wizard.

Optical drives

There is a 5.25" tray on the C-200 front where an optical drive such as BD-ROM player can be inserted.

Blu-ray drives

  • If you are reporting on a drive already tested add your name/notes to the existing post.
  • If you experience a problem, say with audio via coaxial, also test other methods to identify if it is solely coaxial affected.
  • If firmware updates result in changes please update any report
  • So far LG, Sony Optaric and LiteON BDROM's all stutter at the 38Mb/s bird test file when on a DVD-R.
  • They all however seem to play retail discs without problems. Read the users notes.
  • If you can only play your bluray movies for 1 to 4 minutes and have no problems playing dvd, contact PCH-support. Your mainboard may be faulty.
Brand/Model Compatibility Tester C200 firmware User notes RPC Hack
AOpen BDR0412SA-69 OK MiOB Firmware 02-01-091204-19-POP-408 BD & DVD retail discs work as of firmware 02-01-091204-19-POP-408.
Asus BC-08B1ST OK Moovika 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Plays Retail BluRay/DVD and CD Audio fine.
Asus BC-12B1ST Blu-ray Combo 12X OK VPS358 03-05-130708-21-POP-408 Plays Retail BluRay/DVD fine.

Must first set region on DVD to enable BD playback.

Asus BR-04B2T MIXED Zakhounet/Moovika/Dennism 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 Playing retail DVD&BR Zone 1/A and 2/B fine / work good with the last firmware / longstanding, occasional hanging on a variety of discs, which seems to be exacerbated by user navigation
Digistor DIG-79102 OK NRJMons 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 Playing retail DVD&BR Zone 2/B fine, external bluray burner
HP CT21N OK alifatico 03-04-110520-21-POP-408 Retail Bluray all play.
LG BH08NS20 OK Lundman/Sciolto 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Retail Bluray all play. DVDs all plays. Audio CD plays. Has RPC2-autoreset firmware. RPC2-autoreset
LG CH08-LS10 OK TheSensFan 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Retail BluRay and DVDs all play. Will continue to test.
LG CH08-LS10 OK Xepa 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 So far no problem with BlueRay or DVD's although some menu's will freeze all video out (even when starting something else after the "buggy" menu). Only a full powercycle brings the video back to life. All the DVD's this happens on all have the same kind of menu (blue one where you choose the language, even before the real DVD menu)
LG CH10-LS20 MIXED Spark (Addition by johnf7162) 02-02-100214-19-POP-408
(03-04-120607-21-POP-408)
Retail BluRay and DVDs all play. Will continue to test. (Johnf7162 - BluRay Freezes with different disks and needs a reboot to get the unit working again. Tried the same drive in a C300 and had no problems at all. Must be the C200 firmware does not like this drive.)
LG CH10-LS28 NO ted34 (03-04-120517-21-POP-408) DVD works fine. Bluray reports bad region no matter what region selected.
LG CH08LS OK  ? - Update by RoarinPenguin 24 nov 2009 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Seems to work very well. Tested BD and DVD playback and raw data playback of a few small mkv and ts samples from a burned DVD-r. The drive is very fast, initial reading of a retail BD disc when inserted took about 12 sec and loading after pressing enter to start playback took about 5 sec. With firmware 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 and 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 Retail DVDs are not displaying (sound is ok) both in component and HDMI. This needs re-testing as Component bug was fixed firmware 100316.
LG CT10N Super Multi OK Xrushkin 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 Retail BluRay all play. Will continue to test.
LG CT21N Super Multi OK marco.cautero 03-04-110520-21-POP-408 Retail BluRay all play. Will continue to test.
LG GGC-H20L OK Syabas/Damien 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Has passed all the test they are doing at Syabas at this point.
LG-GCC-H20L OK MarianHala Firmware 02-02-100214-19-POP-408 LG-GCC-H20L blu-ray&hd-dvd,look great&is very fast. Play bd-live without problem
LG GGW-H20L OK golti 02-01-091007-19-POP-408 All DVDs and discs working fine. RPC2 Auto reset firmware. Yet to test BD and HD DVDs RPC2-autoreset
LG WH10LS30K OK yufasa 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 All DVDs and discs working fine. All Blu-Ray's supported by this firmware works. RPC2-autoreset
LiteON DH-4B1S OK godztian 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 This BD-ROM was shipped with a Dell XPS 420 computer. When trying to play retail BD's with the original firmware (7D14), it started fine but the video stoped after just 12 seconds. After upgrading to the latest firmware version on Dell's webpages, it plays BD's just fine. Before upgrading firmware on BD-ROM it would only play 12 seconds before freezing. BD-ROM Firmware tested OK is: 7D16. Note: I have not tested any non-retail BD's.
LiteON DH-4O1S OK cheesebread/npardon/GreenOnyx 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 DVD working fine. AudioCD works. Retail blu-ray working fine as of 100109 release.
LiteON DL-4ETS slot loader slimline OK suman.ky 03-04-110530-21-POP-408-000 Retail DVDs working fine. Audio CD works. Retail blu-rays work fine as of June 3 2011 release. Can be made rpc1 but has DVD playback problems when done. Tools available to reset RPC-2 vendor and user counts back to 4 and 5 respectively. Plug in to your computer and use LtnRPC tools for this.
LiteON DS-6E2SH slot loader slimline NO Chris57 03-04-110530-21-POP-408-000 Bluray Region error message on retail disc playback.
Lite-On iHES106-29 OK neof1z/Panagiotis 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 DVD Retail and DVD-R working fine.Retail and BD-R blu-ray working fine as of 100109 release.
LiteON iHES208 MIXED pteittinen 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Retail Blu-rays play OK. Mixed results with BD-R/RE, seems to depend on media & burn quality. MKV on DVD-R SL plays OK.

Movie backups on DVD-R and Retail DVDs play OK, but stutter if C-200 is set for incorrect framerate. Always do a cold boot after switching between 24/50/60Hz or next playback attempt crashes almost immediately. Extremely noisy drive with some media.

LiteON iHOS104.06 MIXED fallen888/halfelite 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Retail BD discs appear to work fine. Could not play retail DVDs - no video (might be just a singularity).

Burnt AVIs appear to work fine. Takes all of a few seconds for BD menus to appear. Notes: Retail DVD play fine over hdmi just not over component. <- Needs to be retested after 100316 firwmware, as Component bug was fixed.

LiteON iHOS104.08 MIXED gjrhine/getjp9/TheOther1/Not Sure 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 / 02-01-091007-19-POP-408 Hooked up HDMI video and COAXIAL audio; garbled audio on all discs (gjrhine), I will have to disagree with gjrhine. Plays Retail BluRay/DVD and CD Audio fine. Connected with HDMI video and Optical audio (getjp9). Works fine with 02-01-091007-19-POP-408 (TheOther1). Fails to play most BD disks i've tried - almost every one (often brand new, first use disks) will jam at some point, and sometimes the c-200 locks up entirely. G-Force will not play at all, does not even load (not sure)
LiteON iHOS104-32 OK norek [02-01-091008-19-POP-408 All retail discs which i tested (DVD or BD) works fine. BluRay and DVD menu needs 5-20 seconds to appear. CD Audio and MP3 works fine. DVD with AVI, WMV and MPEG worked fine without any problem.
LiteON iHOS104.37 MIXED Wombat/Rendar 02-04-101206-21-POP-408 Wombat "All retail discs which I tested (DVD and BD) work fine, no problems what so ever. Also BD Live works like a charm. Have been using this drive since feb 2010." Rendar "I can't use this drive at all. It plays the discs (retail BD/DVD) for a few minutes then both sound and picture starts to stutter more and more and finally the C-200 freezes completely.
OcUK Brushed Aluminium Blu-Ray ROM Slot Loading Drive MIXED Camstar 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 DVD and Bluray working fine. Did not have to enter the region for both DVD and BluRay. Looks great! As of firmware 02-01-091113-19-pop-408-000 some users report no BD playback from around 27/12/2009.
Panasonic PAN-UJ-135 slimline OK  ? 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Plays Retail BluRay and retail DVD fine... Haven't tried any written media yet. NOTE needs a slimline power to sata power adapter and a mounting bracket so that a 3.5HDD can be used.
Panasonic UJ-130A slimline OK footnote 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Plays retail BluRay, retail DVD, retail music CD. Requires slimline sata power adapter and mounting bracket.
Pioneer BDC-202 OK Syabas / MiOB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Sometimes issues with original BD, Data Discs are making also issues. (Syabas) / Retail Blu-ray and DVD play properly. (MiOB)
Pioneer BDC-2202 OK x3m 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 3 tested BD disks are OK (Max Payne, Star Track and Gone With the Wind). Retail DVD also OK. Data DVD played fine, but disks are spinning at very high speed and very noisy.
Plextor PX-B120U OK Sebby64 02-04-101206-21-POP-408-000 Retail DVD, AudioCD, Blu-rays play OK. Data CD & DVD works too :) Firmware 1.08.
Plextor PX-B920SA BD-R/W MIXED Stonehedge 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Have tested retail BD, DVD and CD discs which all played well except that CD only play 14 tracks. A data DVD disc from the DVD5 download that chris57 provided played .mkv files with stuttering starting at birds38.mkv. But using the .m2ts files I can play all the way up to birds90.m2ts with only very minor stuttering
Samsung SH-B03L OK megabyte0469 02-01-091211-19-POP-408 Works fine, no problem with DVD and BD playback.Looks great !!
Samsung SH-B083L OK Micr-OS.com /

lykchen / Rampage

02-02-100428-19-POP-408-000 /

02-03-100821-21-POP-408-000

From firmware 02-02-100428-19-POP-408-000 onwards BD or DVD look great!

No issues either with 02-03-100821-21-POP-408 with BD or DVD.

Samsung SH-B123L MIXED MM 02-04-101104-21-POP-408-000 Retail DVD plays fine. Cant play any burned DVD's. Have not yet tested with BR
Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP OK trille 02-04-101206-21-POP-408 Works fine, no problem with retail BR and DVD playback.
Samsung SH-B123 OK Canaan 03-04-130115-21-POP-408-000 Plays retail Blu-Ray and DVD fine. I couldn't play blu-rays under any other firmware versions I tried except this one.
Scan (Generic/Pony) BHLR001A0 MIXED Daktulos 02-02-091228-19-POP-408 Not a great drive, questionable build quality. "Brushed aluminium" is a thin glossy metal sheet. DVDs play OK, but some Blu-rays (e.g. xXx) play video fine, but stutter in menus etc. as the drive spins down/up all the time. Trying to play Watchmen hangs the C-200.
Sony BDU-X10S OK Syabas 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Has failed only on Data Disc UDF with an 66mbps clip, this is limitation by the Drive itself.
Sony BR-5100S NO Snookums 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 Does not work, crashes C200 on any disc after a few seconds.
Sony BR-5100S OK Sfoster4 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 Every disc played well with the exception of some region errors that may be a firmware issue. I have extensively played Blu-ray's and DVD's. The C200 has never crashed.
Sony BR-5100S OK gonzalu 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 Commercial Blu-Ray and DVD Works. AVCHD Not Tested. Beware of used units with exhausted Region Code Changes. Mine has one DVD Region Code change left.
Sony KEK-410 NO Lundman 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 HDi/Dune HD Center drive will not work at all. It has no loader as per the requirement.
Sony/NEC Optiarc BC-5600S Slim SlotIn MIXED Oddball Firmware 02-01-091022-19-POP-408 Beta1 Tested retail BD, DVD and CD discs, play's as they should with no issues depending on the player (I think so at least). Data DVD disc build from the Test Dvd don't work that well. Plays .mkv clips up to birds28.mkv. But i think this is a limitation in the BC-5600S as it has a read speed of MAX 8X for Dvd's. However it is okey with XviD's and 720p .mkv's as long as the bitrate don't go to high ( eg. series ). Trick play works at 2X for BD and 4X for Dvd, then the limitation of the PLAYER kicks in.
Sony Slimline Optiarc BD-Rom BC-5500S. OK MiOB Firmware 02-01-091022-19-POP-408 Beta 1 Retail Blu-ray discs play properly.
Sony Slimline Optiarc BD/DVD-Rewriter BD-5750H-01 NO TonyAitch 03-04-110530-21-POP-408 Will not play Region B retail Blu-Rays and will not reset region code for Blu-Rays on C-200.
Sony Slimline Optiarc BD-ROM/DVD-Rewriter BC-5640H-03 NO TonyAitch 03-04-110530-21-POP-408 Will not play Region B retail Blu-Rays and will not reset region code for Blu-Rays on C-200.
Asus BC-12B1ST NO Gish 03-04-110530-21-POP-408 Will not play Region A retail Blu-Rays
LG CH12LS28 NO Gish 03-04-110530-21-POP-408 Will not play Region A retail Blu-Rays
Sony Slimline Slot-in Optiarc BD/DVD-Rewriter BD-5850H OK Kmeleon 03-05-130708-21-POP-408 Will play most of Region B retail Blu-Rays without any problems

DVD drives

Brand/Model C200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
ASUS DRW-22B2ST 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK Spielmacher -
LG DH16NS30 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK lsarrat Original Firmware v1
LG GDR-8164B 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK ACiDPREMiUM Original Firmware v0U08
LG GH20LS10 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 OK Litho Plays retail DVD's and Audio CD's perfectly with this firmware.

Previous firmware versions would not play Disney movies.

LG GH22NS50 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 OK xandrew -
LG GH24LS50 02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 OK Litho Plays retail DVD's and Audio CD's perfectly with this firmware.

Previous firmware versions would not play Disney movies.

LiteOn LH-20A1S 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK Robocopos Original Firmware v9L08: Plays DVD & Audio CD, no noise while playing.
LiteOn iHDS118-04 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK tesluk Plays retail DVD fine. $19.99USD from newegg.com.
Samsung SH-S223C 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 mixed Robocopos Plays DVD, but drive speeds up to max and makes horrible noise. Not plays audio cd.
SonyNEC-Optiarc AD-7173S 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 mixed  ? Original Firmware 1.03: DVD plays fine, but drive speeds up to max (16x I guess) and makes horrible noise.

Hacked RPC-1 firmware: No video at all.

Sony-Optiarc AD-7240S 02-01-090907-19-POP-408-051 mixed lowgr8 Plays retail DVD and AudioCD but drive is noisy because it speeds up. Some AudioCD issues (ex. plays only half of the disk)
02-02-100214-19-POP-408-000 mixed lowgr8 Plays retail DVD and AudioCD but drive is noisy because it speeds up. AudioCD issues are resolved with this FW.
Toshiba - Samsung: DVD-ROM Drive TS-H353 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 OK Poslanec F/W=D200 H/W:A Ver.B Nov.2007: Plays DVD-5 video, DVD-9 video, Audio CD, CD-MP3, CD/DVD MPeg4, BD-Rip. DVDs video plays after setting the region.

PS: With firmware D700 device operates very quietly.

Hitachi - LG: DVD-ROM Drive GDR-H20N 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 OK Poslanec F/W:0M02 H/W:A MECHA:A June 2008: Plays DVD-5 video, DVD-9 video, Audio CD, CD-MP3, CD/DVD MPeg4, BD-Rip. DVDs video plays after setting the region.
SONY DRX-S70U-R (DVD/CD RW) USB Interface 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 OK Poslanec Plays DVD-5 video, DVD-9 video, Audio CD, CD-MP3, CD/DVD MPeg4, BD-Rip. DVDs video plays after setting the region.


Other

CPU Cooler

Brand/Model Compatibility Tester User notes
Thermaltake Crystal ORB (P/N: A1178) OK Micr-OS.com Compatible without modification.
Pentagram Freezone NP-40 Al OK marecki Works great without fan.
NorthQ 3880B passive Northbridge copper heatsink OK Velocityraptor Fits perfectly, noiseless, up to 14C cooler than standard heating
Enzotech’s CNB-S1L OK geekuix Fits and works fine without fan. No modifications needed.
Enzotech’s CNB-S1 OK atomforscher Fits and works fine without fan. No modifications needed.
Zalman ZM-NBF47 OK geekuix Fits and works fine without fan. No modifications needed.

Back Fan

Brand/Model Compatibility Tester User notes
Fander Roxo 60mm Ultra Silent with fan speed controller Zalman Fan Mate 2 OK Borja Works fine and quiet after turning the control knob at the half position. It's enough for operate simultaneously in silent and effective mode.
NoiseBlocker BlackSilent XR2 OK Borja Works fine and ultra quiet (just only 15dBA). I've installed this unit in the reverse position. The air is coming into the NMT via additional anti duster filter then coming out via side panels.
Fractal Design Silent Series R2 OK MrBosse Works very well and quiet too (only 17.4dBA). Installed normally (sucking out hot air).

MiniPCI WIFI

Brand/Model C200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
Popcorn Hour Mini MII PCI (MN-200) 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK jjon90/hansooloo Works well and can stream 720p/1080p
intel MiniPCI-WIFI WM382915ABG 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 NO tesluk Not recognized.

USB Dongle WIFI

Brand/Model C200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
Popcorn Hour WN150 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK Chris57 Worked well, found that by changing to channel6 from channel11 speeds doubled on my WiFi-g network
Xtreamer USB Antenna 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 OK marecki Works 100%. It is based on a Realtek RTL8219S chipset with Vendor ID: 0x0bda.
Bear Extender PC 02-04-110308-21-POP-408-000 OK movingWiFi Based on a Realtek chipset and particularly useful as its aimed at those with poor connections. Any improvement will only be beneficial for streaming/transferring content. Main Bear Extender is a Mac product but that has not been tested as yet.
Belkin 54G USB Network Adapter 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 No GijsK Dongle doesn't seem to be recognized and can't be approached from the settings menu
TP-Link TL-WN821N 02-01-091113-19-POP-408-000 No j2tc Dongle doesn't seem to be recognized and can't be approached from the settings menu
TP-Link TL-WN721N 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 No JimmyDix Dongle doesn't seem to be recognized and can't be approached from the settings menu
TP-Link TL-WN422G 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 No WiValdiBB Dongle doesn't seem to be recognized and can't be approached from the settings menu
D-Link DWA-110 54G USB Network Adapter 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 No Poslanec Dongle doesn't seem to be recognized and can't be approached from the settings menu
TP-Link TL-WN723N A-200 OK M-- Tested on A-200 with current firmware. Should work on C-200 as well. Picked up my network right away. Cheap, too... <$20.

Gigabit Router/Switch

Brand/Model C200 firmware Gigabit Mode 100mbit Mode Tester User notes
Asus RT-N16 NO OK reyu switch did not work under gigabit mode
Asus GX-D1051 NO OK reyu switch did not work under gigabit mode
Asus GX-D1081 03-04-110530-21-POP-408-000 NO OK Daner Switch did not work under Gigabit mode
Cisco 3560G 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 NO OK Syabas In Gigabit Mode Network won't connect, C200 grey out the settings, if C200 is set to 10/100 then there are no issues

See 2960G for potential work-around.

Cisco 2960G 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 NO OK Syabas In Gigabit Mode Network won't connect, C200 grey out the settings, if C200 is set to 10/100 then there are no issues

As a work-around, enable portfast on the interface:

interface GigabitEthernet0/6
 switchport mode access
 spanning-tree portfast
Cisco SB 100 Series 8-port Gigabit switch 03-04-110530-21-POP-408 NO OK Peter Kocic In Gigabit (Auto) Mode nothing related to networking works, if set to 10/100 there are no issues.
Cisco WS-C3750G-24TS 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 NO OK Andrey Parfenov In Gigabit Mode Network won't connect, C200 grey out the settings, if C200 is set to 10/100 then there are no issues

See 2960G for potential work-around.

D-Link DGS-1005D 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 MIXED OK Karl FTP stable in Gigabit Mode when getting just around 12MB/sec, with another client up to 16 MB/s but with some freezes of C-200. In 100Mbit Mode getting just around 6-7MB/sec.
D-Link DGS-1008D 02-02-100428-19-POP-411-000 NO OK Hispanico In 100Mbit Mode getting around 6-7MB/sec with no problem, in Gigabit not work properly
D-Link DGS-DGS-1210-10P Switch 2.00.011 C200 02-04-110308-21-POP-408-000 OK OK Walky Transferred a 7GB file at an average speed of 16.7 MB/s via FileZilla FTP
D-Link DIR-615 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 MIXED OK TheSensFan Doesn't connect at Gigabit but everything seems to stream and transfer fine.
D-Link DIR-655 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 and erlier works
02-03-101006-21-POP-408 and later DO NOT WORK
MIXED MIXED Grizzly666 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 and erlier works 100% in both 100/1000 and have worked 100% from the very first FW

that was on it when delivered (was in the first batch). FTP,smb,nfs,http all work very well. I have transferred 1,5Tb to 2 internal hdd in one go using gig mode(movies,tv,music,pictures) and no freezes,lockups at all.

But since FW 02-03-101006-21-POP-408 the c-200 DO NOT WORK very well the max speed is 9MB/sec but normally around 6-7MB, and frequently freeze,lockups all the time using FTP.smb.nfs.http. Is all very unstable changing the FTP to lundftp does help a lot using the included pureftp, i´m lucky to move a 700mb file before lockup with lunftp 2-3 4gig files usaully works then lockup. Setting the c-200 to 100 or 1000 in the settings page does not matter at all Since there is no change at all same speed,same stability (meaning crashes a lot)

And YES if i do go back too 100428 FW (almost one year old now) then all is working rock solid at
18-19MB/sec and then back to any FW after 1006 and it baerely works at all.
D-Link DIR-655 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 NO OK x3m In 100Mb mode working perfectly, but doesn't connect at gigabit. No freezes on 30Gb BD ISO played trough network. (Max Payne) All remuxes and SD movies also working fine.
D-Link DGS-105 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 MIXED OK Norek Gigabit works good but after few GB transfered causes sporadic crashes player
Dell Powerconnect 2716 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 MIXED OK Lodur DHCP doesnt work in Gigabit mode, some transfer are ok, C200 freezes alot. Llink very unstable.
Dell Powerconnect 3324 03-04-110530-21-POP-408-000 NO OK Daner Gigabit mode does not work in AUTO. 10/100 works with DHCP and STATIC IPs.
Encore ENHGS-500 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 RC3 OK OK Dave_D A200/C200 Connects in Gigabit. SMB works 100% including streaming. NFS & NFS TCP streaming works. 11MBps upload speed. 14MBps download speed achieved.
HP ProCurve 10/100/100 Model 1400-8G 02-01-091204-19-POP-408 Beta1 OK OK Chris57 Gigabit works perfectly with this switch.
HP ProCurve 10/100/1000 Model 1810G 02-01-091204-9-POP-408 Beta 1 OK OK megabyte0469 Gigabit works perfectly with this switch no problem here. Firmware Switch 1.6
HP ProCurve 10/100/1000 Model 1810G-8 FW.17 and FW 1.18 02-04-101206-21-POP-408 NO OK TeMpL Gigabit wont work. Ping thats all. 10/100 ok...
Lancom GS-1108 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 MIXED OK shire FTP stable in Gigabit Mode when getting just around 16 MB/sec but with some serious freezes of C-200 during streaming from my NAS via NFS. In 100Mbit Mode getting just around 11-12 MB/sec and everything works fine.
Linksys SD2008 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 MIXED OK Syabas Werner No issues on streaming, only FTP doesn't seem to be stable in Gigabit Mode, after some GB at around 20-22MB/sec it will freeze the C200
Linksys EG008W 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 OK OK j2tc Works fine. No problems. C200: automatic. About 15 Mb/s via FTP.
Linksys SLM2008 OK OK megalive Works fine. I always run it on gigabit mode
Linksys WRT610N 02-02-100428-19-POP-408-000 NO OK Schueler Doesn't connect with automatic ( 1GBit connection ), but 10/100Mbit works just fine.
Linksys WRT310N 02-02-100428-19-POP-408-000 NO OK mapleleafs89 Doesn't connect with automatic ( 1GBit connection ), but 10/100Mbit works just fine.
Netgear GS-608 V2 02-03-101006-21-POP-408-000 OK OK Moovika FTP fine in gigabit mode. About 16 MB/s via FTP. SMB fine in gigabit. Everything fine in 100/10 mode.
Netgear GS-608 V3 02-03-101006-21-POP-408-000 NO OK TeMpL Everything fine in 100/10 mode.
Netgear GS-605 02-01-091008-19-POP-408 MIXED OK Chris57 FTP freezes in gigabit mode unless LTU CSI package installed. SMB fine in gigabit. Everything fine in 100/10 mode.
Netgear GS-605 02-02-100428-19-POP-408 OK OK FLaSH FTP fine in gigabit mode. About 18 MB/s via FTP. SMB fine in gigabit. About 12-13 MB/s via SMB. Everything fine in 100/10 mode. Network interface card in PC: Netgear GA311. TCP Rwin = 17520 for PCH and in Windows registry (WinXP with enabled RFC 1323 features).
Netgear WNR854T 02-02-100428-19-POP-411 NO OK mapleleafs89 When setting Ethernet configuration to auto, the PCH is unable to obtain an IP and uses a fallback address.
Netgear CG3100 02-02-100214-19-POP-408 NO OK ahp Nothing in Gigabit, not even an ARP message when sniffing with Wireshark.
SMC TigerSwitch 10/100/1000 Model SMC8024L2 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK OK Leosmendes
Tenda Model TEG1005 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 OK OK spe Gigabit works fine with this switch no problem here.
Tenda Model TEG1008 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 NO OK ferraris Connects in Gigabit but won't stream.
TP-Link TL-SG1008D 03-04-130115-21-POP-408 NO OK chrisdsc Everything fine in 10/100 mode, in Gigabit not work properly.
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND 02-02-100109-19-POP-408 TBC OK jurisg Haven't checked specifically the Gigabit mode, but the network (incl. streaming via SMB) works without problems.
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND 02-02-100428-19-POP-411 NO OK mapleleafs89 Doesnt connect to the router in gigabit mode, 10/100 works fine.
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND DD-WRT v24 b.14311 02-02-100428-19-POP-411 MIXED OK marecki 10/100/1000 works, HD streaming via WiFi 802.11n with problems.
TRENDnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch 03-04-110530-21-POP-408-00 MIXED OK stefer & Accident 10/100/1000 works with HW Revision 2.0R, does not work on newer HW 3.0R models. Read the label on the switch before buying.
Zyxel GS-105B 03-04-110530-21-POP-408-000 OK OK RedHat 10/100/1000 works. FTP is fast, around 20-22MB/Sec. Samba is slower, around 12 MB/Sec. So far no problems running at 1Gigabit.
Zyxel GS-108B 03-04-110530-21-POP-408-000 NO OK BBooms Doesn't connect the router in gigabit mode, 10/100 works fine. Zyxel GS-108B has Realtek chipset.
Brandless 8GHUB 02-04-101206-21-POP-408-000 OK OK wiesel 10/100/1000 works. Cheap Noname-Gigabit-Switch distributed by reichelt.de around 2006 or 2007. Works only after reboot if power was disconnected before! PC to NMT: SMB 11.5mb/sec, FTP 18-20mb/sec. NMT to PC: SMB 13mb/sec, FTP 16mb/sec
Netgear GS-605 02-04-101206-21-POP-408-000 MIXED OK geekuix 10/100/1000 works. FTP is quite fast around 20-30MB/sec when TCP RFC 1323 features enabled with some tweaks. Sometimes it freeze the pch, my solution is to upgrade the pureftpd application to the 1.0.29 version, with this one, no more freeze. Streaming in 10/100 mode works well and Samba is around 12MB/sec.
Netgear DGN3500 03-04-110530-21-POP-408 OK OK MrBosse 10/100/1000 works. Can't say much about speed, it does it's job.

Keyboards

Brand/Model C200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
Gear Head KB5200W 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK tcronin, xenomatic Power off the C200 and insert dongle, power up and it should work from there.
Logitech Cordless Desktop S530 Laser Mac 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Stonehedge Power off the C200 and insert dongle, power up and it should work from there.
Logitech Bluetooth Desktop MX5000 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK J4vids Power off the C200 and insert dongle (with the keyboard off), power up and it should work from there. None of the multimedia keys work, but most of the remote functions are on the "F" function keys and standard special keys. Also note that the keyboard layout gets set to US (and my keyboard is Portuguese).
Logitech Wireless USB Desktop EX100 02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK GijsK Power off the C200 and insert USB transmitter. After reboot keyboard worked.
HP Wireless Elite Keyboard RK713A 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 MIXED footnote Most of the extra multimedia keys work (vol up/down, mute, play, stop, pause etc). Caps lock would not work and neither did the keypad in Num Lock mode.
Trust Wireless Entertainment Keyboard (Vista Remote Keyboard KB-2950) UK layout version. 02-01-091007-19-POP-408 OK spe 2.4Ghz Keyboard. No live USB connection - as with other KB dongles you must power off the C200, insert the dongle, power up again, then it will work fine. Main keyboard works fine, caps-lock, shift, etc'. Multimedia specific keys not yet tested. Also sold occasionally under ebuyer's value range.
BlazePro
Wireless 2.4 GHz keypad for PS3
(PS3-0326)
02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK Smzd Power off the C200 and insert dongle, power up and it should work from there.
Wireless RF 2.4GHz technology with USB adaptor. Full QWERTY Keypad. Available over 6 meter straightaway range. After well connected, this wireless keypad and it's receiver will be partnered automatically. Leap-frequency communication solution, strongly anti-jamming LED connection indicator.
Hama 2,4G Wireless Keyboard
ASIN: B000OUWNI8
02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK FLaSH Power off the C200 and insert dongle, power up and it should work from there.
Dell Wired USB Keyboard
(Model: RT7D50)
02-01-091113-19-POP-408 OK tesluk Power off the C200 and insert USB plug, power up and it should work from there.
Sweex KB060FR Multimedia Keyboard USB 02-01-090904-19-POP-408 OK Micr-OS.com Power off the C200 and insert keyboard, power up and it should work from there.
Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 7000 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 OK Goolies Power off the C200 and insert Bluetooth Dongle, power up and it should work from there.
Philips TGK-6000R 02-02-100109-19-POP-408-000 OK themarijn Power off the C200 and insert USB Dongle, power up and it works from there.
Logitech diNovo Mini 02-02-100118-19-POP-408-000 OK wimmers Power off the C200 and insert USB Dongle, power up and it works from there. Only English layout and no button for the "source" function.
Vuescape 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard 02-02-100118-19-POP-408 OK gonzalu Power off the C200 and insert USB Dongle, power up and it works. Keyboard is actually made by Fourstar Group. Label on back says M/N K5520G. $12.95 at Micro Center, SKU:429142.
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