A-200/A-210 Compatibility Lists

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On this article you can find a list of devices found compatible (or not) to the [[Popcorn Hour A-200]] and the [http://www.popcornhour.com/onlinestore/index.php?pluginoption=catalog&mainItemId=24 A-210]. 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 C-200 [[C-200 Compatibility Lists|see here]].
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On this article you can find a list of devices found compatible (or not) to the [[Popcorn Hour A-200/A-210]]. 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 C-200 [[C-200 Compatibility Lists|see here]].
{{200 Series A-200}}
{{200 Series A-200}}
'''If firmware updates result in changes please update any report you have made'''
'''If firmware updates result in changes please update any report you have made'''
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| FLaSH
| FLaSH
| First formatted to Fat32 on PC. Fine without BDLive.
| First formatted to Fat32 on PC. Fine without BDLive.
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| Sandisk Cruzer
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| 4Gb
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| 02-04-101104-21-POP-411 Apps
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| Uncletaz
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| First formatted to Fat32 on PC. NMT apps working good.
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| Sandisk Cruzer
| Sandisk Cruzer
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| adutchoz
| adutchoz
| Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs very hot, not recommended.  
| Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs very hot, not recommended.  
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|-
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| Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS
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| 500GB
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| 16MB
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| ramonkill
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| Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
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| Seagate Barracuda ES ST31500341AS
| Seagate Barracuda ES ST31500341AS
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| Shufty
| Shufty
| Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs warm but quiet.  
| Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs warm but quiet.  
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|-
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| Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002
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| 2TB
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| 64MB
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| ramonkill
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| Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
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| Samsung F4EG HD204UI/Z4 EcoGreen
| Samsung F4EG HD204UI/Z4 EcoGreen
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| Chris57
| Chris57
| Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
| Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
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| Western Digital WD20EARX
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| 2TB
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| 64Mb
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| Benoche
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| Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
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|-
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| Western Digital WD20EARS
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| 2TB
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| 64Mb
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| Jota.PT
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| Caviar Green SATA 3 Gb/s. Silent. Very Good. No issues.
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| Western Digital WD20EARS
| Western Digital WD20EARS
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| Wildcard30
| Wildcard30
| Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Some users report problems with this model.
| Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Some users report problems with this model.
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|-
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| Western Digital WD15EARS
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| 1.5TB
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| 64Mb
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| Uncletaz
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| Different firmware than above! First formatted to NTFS in Windows 7. Drive recognized fine, and runs cool and quiet. No issues with playback.
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| Western Digital WD10EARS
| Western Digital WD10EARS
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| Stwa
| Stwa
| Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue. 4k sectors.
| Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue. 4k sectors.
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| Western Digital WD30EZRSDTL Caviar Green
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| 3TB
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| 64MB
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| 02-02-100128-19-POP-411
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| kerosen
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| It has been formatted NTFS in one partition (GUID Partition Table - GPT) on an UEFI compatible BIOS PC running W7 32 bit (without using the provided PCI-Express adapter card). The apps are on a 8Gb memory stick. Do not format it in the PCH, as it will give you only 2.1TB.
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| BaRRiToWn
| BaRRiToWn
| HDD recognized and plays fine
| HDD recognized and plays fine
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| Conceptronic USB 3.0 SATA 3.5 Box CHD3DUSB3 / Disk WD20EARX
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| 2.0TB
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| NTFS / 4096 Block Size
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| 02-02-100428-19-POP-411-000
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|bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| Jota.PT
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| Disk WD Caviar Green 2TB WD20EARX. 4096 Block Size.
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Main Bear Extender is a Mac product but that has not been tested as yet. The tested version was the PC version for Windows users.
Main Bear Extender is a Mac product but that has not been tested as yet. The tested version was the PC version for Windows users.
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| TP-Link TL-WN723N
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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|bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| M--
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| Tested on A-200 with current firmware.  Picked up my network right away.  Cheap, too... <$20.
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| onnoossendrijver
| onnoossendrijver
| Detects Gige (set to auto). FTP crashes. SMB works fine.
| Detects Gige (set to auto). FTP crashes. SMB works fine.
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| ASUS RT-N16
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#ff3333" align="center" | NO
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| v4me
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| ASUS on Tomato v1.28, 1gbps will ping, but FTP and SMB file copies fail.
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| Cisco C2950T-24 (IOS 12.1(22)EA13)
| Cisco C2950T-24 (IOS 12.1(22)EA13)
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| TP-Link TL-SG1005D
| TP-Link TL-SG1005D
| 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000
| 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| bgcolor="#ff9933" align="center" | (NOT) OK
|align="center" | Not Tested
|align="center" | Not Tested
| Snick66
| Snick66
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| Works fine, no problems at all. speed up to 150mbps (FTP)
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| Works fine, no problems at all. up to 150mbps (FTP). (*) Many Posts Report Gigabit Not Working.
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| TP-Link TL-SG1005D
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| 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#ff3333" align="center" | NO
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| h-guy
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| Gigabit mode is not working. 10/100mbit works fine.
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|-
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| TP-Link TL-SG1008D
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#ff3333" align="center" | NO
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| Jota.PT
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| Gigabit mode not working. 10/100mbit OK.
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| Tenda Model TEG1005  
| Tenda Model TEG1005  
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| Gargi
| Gargi
| Works fine, most of the time no problems.
| Works fine, most of the time no problems.
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| TP-Link TL-SG1005D
 
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| 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000
 
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| bgcolor="#ff3333" align="center" | NO
 
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
 
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| h-guy
 
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| Gigabit mode is not working. 10/100mbit works fine.
 
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| Linksys WAG320N Dual-Band Wireless-N ADSL2 Modem Gigabit Router
| Linksys WAG320N Dual-Band Wireless-N ADSL2 Modem Gigabit Router
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| PCH only works reliably when set to 10/100. Wifi works OK.
| PCH only works reliably when set to 10/100. Wifi works OK.
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| Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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| bgcolor="#ff3333" align="center" | NO
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| bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| Squareflips
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| Auto mode unstable. PCH only works reliably when set to 10/100.
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| onnoossendrijver
| onnoossendrijver
| Just plug it in. Works perfectly without reboot.
| Just plug it in. Works perfectly without reboot.
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| Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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|bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| ramonkill
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| Works perfectly. No need reboot.
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|-
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| Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800
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| 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000
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|bgcolor="#88ff88" align="center" | OK
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| TCr
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| Keyboard works perfectly (mouse not of course). No need reboot.
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On this article you can find a list of devices found compatible (or not) to the Popcorn Hour A-200/A-210. 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 C-200 see here.

Applicable to the following NMT
Popcorn Hour NMT models: A-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 4Gb 02-04-101104-21-POP-411 Apps OK Uncletaz First formatted to Fat32 on PC. NMT apps working good.
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.

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 recognized 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 A-200 has an internal SATA ports that fits both 2.5" and 3.5" HDD's. There is a guide available HERE to show you how to install the HDD. Additionally, there are external USB ports. All these ports can be used to connect various kinds of storage. Remember that you need at least 4GB of available space to install the NMT Apps and create the partitions.
  • 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.
  • Western Digital (RS and PVT models) and Samsung (F4 model) have a new way of aligning HDD's which may cause problems in devices which like the NMT run Linux. This has now been fixed from the 200 series December firmware/apps update.
  • 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!
  • Using a 10.000RPM HDD is not recommended, they produce a lot of heat which might affect the performance of the entire NMT.

3.5" SATA disks

Brand/Model Capacity Cache A200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
HITACHI Deskstar HD32000 IDK/7K 2TB 32mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK M5 Cab Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue
HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 1TB 32mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Boizz Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs warm.
HITACHI H3D10003272S 1TB 32mb 02-02-100208-19-POP-411 OK Guachipedia Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue
Seagate Barracuda ES ST3500630NS 500GB 16MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK adutchoz Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs very hot, not recommended.
Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS 500GB 16MB 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 OK ramonkill Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Seagate Barracuda ES ST31500341AS 1.5TB 3MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Shufty Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs warm but quiet.
Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM002 2TB 64MB 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 OK ramonkill Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Samsung F4EG HD204UI/Z4 EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 02-03-100918-21-POP-411 MIXED(note 1,2) Deathknell/Chris57 Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. This is an Advanced Format HDD, please align correctly if you use this HDD for the NMT Apps.
Samsung F3 HD203WI EcoGreen 2TB 32MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK umixut85 Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Samsung F3 HD154UI EcoGreen 1.5TB 32MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK waltur Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue, cool and not noisy.
Samsung F3 HD105SI EcoGreen 1TB 32MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Guachipedia Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Samsung F3 HD105SI EcoGreen 1TB 32MB 02-02-100208-19-POP-411 OK Guachipedia Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Samsung F2 HD103SI EcoGreen 1TB 32MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK techno12 Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Samsung F2 HD502HI EcoGreen 500GB 16MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK krischan Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs cool and silent.
Samsung F2 HD753LJ 750Gb 16Mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Chris57 Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital WD20EARX 2TB 64Mb 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 OK Benoche Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB 64Mb 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 OK Jota.PT Caviar Green SATA 3 Gb/s. Silent. Very Good. No issues.
Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB 32Mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 MIXED(note 1) zblack_eagle Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Some users report problems with this model.
Western Digital WD15EARS 1.5TB 64Mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 MIXED(note 1) Wildcard30 Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Some users report problems with this model.
Western Digital WD15EARS 1.5TB 64Mb 02-04-110519-21-POP-411 OK Uncletaz Different firmware than above! First formatted to NTFS in Windows 7. Drive recognized fine, and runs cool and quiet. No issues with playback.
Western Digital WD10EARS 1.0TB 64Mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 MIXED(note 1) zizoudane Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Some users report problems with this HDD.
Western Digital Caviar WD3000JD 300Gb 8Mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 NO adutchoz Formatted but can not Install NMT Apps, even after a NTFS format in the PC.
Western Digital Caviar WD800JD-00HKA0 80Gb n/a 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 NO Darts Formatted but can not Install NMT Apps, even after a NTFS format in the PC.
Western Digital WD5000AACS 500Gb 16Mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Bazrah Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500Gb 16Mb 02-02-100208-19-POP-411 OK Jonas Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital WD7500AAVS 750Gb 8Mb 02-09-100128-19-POP-411 OK auteur Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital WD15EADS 1.5TB 32Mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Eric10301 Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital WD15EADS 1.5TB 32Mb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 MIXED hjalmeida Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Serious overheating problems.
Western Digital WD10EVDS GreenPower 1TB 32MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK adutchoz Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs very cool.
Western Digital WD15EVDS GreenPower 1.5TB 32MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK b1tbull Drive initially not available for NMT Apps. USB host connect to Win 7 PC, install MBR and Quick Format NTFS. Format EXT3 and install NMT Apps OK after that. Drive cool and very quiet.
Western Digital WD20EVDS GreenPower 2TB 32MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Ragdd Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue from USB stick. Runs very cool and quiet.
Western Digital WD20EADS GreenPower 2TB 32MB 02-02-100208-19-POP-411 OK chria Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital WD6400AAKS Caviar Blue 640GB 16MB 02-02-100208-19-POP-411 OK Jetpilot Formatted and Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs very cool and silent.
Western Digital WD15EADS 1.5TB 32MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Alesa Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital AV-GP WD20 EURS 2TB 64MB 02-04-101208-21-POP-411-000 OK Stwa Formatted and installed NMT Apps w/o issue. 4k sectors.
Western Digital WD30EZRSDTL Caviar Green 3TB 64MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK kerosen It has been formatted NTFS in one partition (GUID Partition Table - GPT) on an UEFI compatible BIOS PC running W7 32 bit (without using the provided PCI-Express adapter card). The apps are on a 8Gb memory stick. Do not format it in the PCH, as it will give you only 2.1TB.

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.
  2. For Samsung F4EG HD204UI models, a patch against dataloss should be applied: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/faqView.do?b2b_bbs_msg_id=386

2.5" SATA disks

Brand/Model Capacity Cache A200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
Toshiba All NO NMT Moderating Team I would advise against purchasing any Toshiba HDD's as they do not work in the C-200.
Toshiba MK2046GSX 200GB 8MB 02-02-100428-19-POP-411-000 OK BaRRiToWn According to the entry above it should not work but it works indeed. Installed NMT Apps on my A-200 device without any problem.
Fujitsu MHT2080BH 80GB 8MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK onnoossendrijver Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Fujitsu MHY2250BH 250GB 8MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK cheaper_popcorn Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs quieter than the fan!
Hitachi Travelstar HTS5410 40GB 8MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Safouh Worked perfectly without problems, it runs very quietly (quieter than the internal Fan!)
Hitachi Travelstar HTS541010G9SA00 100GB 8MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK JesterEE Formatted to ext3 and installed NMT Apps without issue. Runs quieter than the fan.
Samsung HM160HI 160GB 8MB 02-04-101208-21-POP-411 OK EagleFlyFree Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Seagate Momentus ST9250315AS 250GB 8MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Wildcard30 Installed NMT Apps w/o issue. Runs cool and quiet.
Western Digital WD2500BEVS 250GB 8MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK jlegge Installed NMT Apps w/o issue.
Western Digital WD6400BEVT 640GB 8MB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK doublemarian Formatted on Windows NTFS.Runs now quiet and Hand-hot.

USB attached HDD's

Brand/Model Capacity Tested Filesystem A200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
Western Digital Passport WD5000ME-00 500Gb NTFS 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK Wildcard30 HDD recognized and plays fine
Samsung HD154UI ecogreen 1.5TB EXT3 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK Bazrah HDD recognized and plays fine in Icybox enclosure (two drives)
Seagate ST31500341AS Barracuda 1.5TB NTFS & EXT3 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK vindex HDDs (one NTFS, one EXT3) recognized and play fine
Seagate Expansion External Drive ST315005EXD101-RK 1.5TB NTFS 02-02-100428-19-POP-411-000 OK BaRRiToWn HDD recognized and plays fine
Conceptronic USB 3.0 SATA 3.5 Box CHD3DUSB3 / Disk WD20EARX 2.0TB NTFS / 4096 Block Size 02-02-100428-19-POP-411-000 OK Jota.PT Disk WD Caviar Green 2TB WD20EARX. 4096 Block Size.

CF adapter kits

Brand/Model Capacity A200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
Syba Compact Flash to SATA Adapter, Model SY-SATA2CF bought at Directron.com with Kingston 8GB 133x elite pro CompactFlash Card (CF/8GB-S2) 8GB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK Hypnopooper CF card came pre-formated with FAT32. I did a low-level format to remove all partitions on the CF card before installing into the PCH. After Installing NMT apps, server services would not start. I removed the CF card and formatted the fourth partition with ext3 using Ubuntu 9.10. After placing CF card back into the PCH everything worked fine.
Red SATA>CF adapter card that works in A110. Transcend x133 card that has DMA0-4 and works on A110. 8Gb 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 No Chris57 No matter how many times I re-format the card I cannot get the NMT Apps to install successfully. Only if the apps install can you then move on to format the 4th partition, if the apps are having problems. I believe the problems stem from the fact that the 200 series has onboard SATA whereas the 100 series is IDE. CF cards need to operate in DMA mode to be bootable. DMA/IDE are the same which is why DMA is a requirement for a CF card to boot. The actual adapter has DMA/IDE controller as well when we need a SATA controller to match the 8643's SATA controller. If you can get a successful format then it should work fine, as can be seen from the poster above. How or why that time the card formatted is not known. On the 200 series the same has happened with two lucky owners having a successful install followed by the need to format a partition to ext to get it working, the rest of us failed.

USB attached ROM Drives

Brand/Model Type of ROM drive A200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
Sony-Optiarc BC-5600S in USB case BluRay 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK onnoossendrijver DVDs play fine. Not tried any BDs yet. Works only on rear USB port or on front USB port when using extra power connector on BluRay drive. Eject button on RC works.
ToshibaSamsung TSSTcorp TS-L632H (branded as Dell) in USB slim case DVD Burner 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK krischan DVD burner firmware DW30 (Dell), patched region free RPC1. Non-encrypted DVDs play fine. Commercial DVDs (CSS encryption) don't work. External power supply required.

SSD SATA "drives"

Brand/Model Capacity A200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
OCZ Solid series 60GB 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Snick66
OCZ Onyx series 32GB 02-03-100918-21-POP-411 OK GreenEggSalad No issues found
SanDisk SDSA3BD-032G 32GB 02-02-100428-19-POP-411 NO Gargi

USB Dongle WIFI

Brand/Model A200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
PopCornHour WN-150 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Chris57 Picked up SSID,copying to HDD via WiFi. Definitely quicker than WN-100 on the A110.
Xtreamer USB WiFi 802.11n 02-02-100128-19-POP-411 OK Snick66 Edimax EW-7612UAn / GWU-H612An
Bear Extender PC 02-04-110308-21-POP-408-000 OK movingWiFi Tested on C-200, however, as based on the Realtek chipset that the WN-150 uses and it works on the C-200 it should be fine. 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. The tested version was the PC version for Windows users.

TP-Link TL-WN723N 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 OK M-- Tested on A-200 with current firmware. Picked up my network right away. Cheap, too... <$20.

Gigabit Router/Switch

Brand/Model A200 firmware Gigabit Mode 100mbit Mode Tester User notes
3Com Officeconnect Gigabit Switch 8 (3C1670800b-ME) 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK Not Tested Ragdd Works fine, no problems at all. speed up to +/- 150mbps (FTP)
3Com OfficeConnect Gigabit Switch 8 Managed (3CDSG8) 02-02-100208-19-POP-411-000 MIXED OK onnoossendrijver Detects Gige (set to auto). FTP crashes. SMB works fine.
ASUS RT-N16 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 NO OK v4me ASUS on Tomato v1.28, 1gbps will ping, but FTP and SMB file copies fail.
Cisco C2950T-24 (IOS 12.1(22)EA13) 02-02-100208-19-POP-411-000 MIXED OK onnoossendrijver Need to set ('speed 1000' and 'duplex full') and/or ('spantree portfast'). FTP crashes. SMB works fine.
D-Link DIR-655 (R1.34A) 02-03-100918-21-POP-411-000 OK OK kornyman14 Wired and wireless works ok. Wireless is very slow with 71% signal strength.
Netgear GS108 02-02-100208-19-POP-411-000 MIXED OK Caesium Freezes when doing heavy reads&writes to internal PCH HD over either SMB or NFS at 1000Mb, but fine at low streaming loads. Perfect at 100Mb, easily achieving 10MB/s.
Netgear GS116 02-02-100208-19-POP-411-000 MIXED OK onnoossendrijver Detects Gige (set to auto). FTP crashes. SMB works fine.
Netgear GS605 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 MIXED OK Bazrah/Chris57 Detects Gige (set to auto) and transfers multiple streams fine. FTP causes freezes in GigE.
HP ProCurve 1400-8G 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 MIXED OK Chris57 Detects Gige (Auto) and transfers fine via SMB. FTP freezing.
HP ProCurve 1400-8G (J9077A) 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK Not Tested Snick66 Works fine, no problems at all. speed up to 150mbps (FTP)
TP-Link TL-SG1005D 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 (NOT) OK Not Tested Snick66 Works fine, no problems at all. up to 150mbps (FTP). (*) Many Posts Report Gigabit Not Working.
TP-Link TL-SG1005D 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 NO OK h-guy Gigabit mode is not working. 10/100mbit works fine.
TP-Link TL-SG1008D 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 NO OK Jota.PT Gigabit mode not working. 10/100mbit OK.
Tenda Model TEG1005 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK Not Tested spe Works fine, no problems at all. Just like the C200
Linksys SD2008 02-04-101208-21-POP-411-000 OK OK ZrC Works with no issues or packet loss. May need some configuration in the switch administration page.
Netgear WNDR3700 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 NO OK kevin1990 Router says 100Mb in auto (gigabit) mode but can't connect between PCH and other devices.
Cisco SG 100D-08 02-02-100428-19-POP-411 MIXED OK Gargi Works fine, most of the time no problems.
Linksys WAG320N Dual-Band Wireless-N ADSL2 Modem Gigabit Router 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 NO OK h-guy Gigabit mode is not working. 10/100mbit works fine.
Zyxel NBG460N Gb router 02-03-100918-21-POP-411 OK OK Fred Gigabit mode working fine. 10/100mbit works fine.
Netgear GS105E ProSafe Plus Gigabit Switch (firmware v1.01.12) 02-04-101208-21-POP-411-000 OK OK Stwa Connects as 1000Mbit according to Switch Config Utility, but no faster transfers with FTP than in 100Mbit: around 12MB/s.
Billion 7800n 02-04-101208-21-POP-411-000 NO OK Hedgehog PCH only works reliably when set to 10/100. Wifi works OK.
Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 NO OK Squareflips Auto mode unstable. PCH only works reliably when set to 10/100.

Keyboards

Brand/Model A200 firmware Compatibility Tester User notes
Logitech G15 Gamer 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 NO vindex Is not being recognized, tried both USB-ports and rebooting.
Logitech Internet Navigator 02-02-100128-19-POP-411-000 OK vindex Need to reboot or be plugged in when powering up.
Microsoft Internet Keyboard Pro 02-02-100208-19-POP-411-000 OK onnoossendrijver Just plug it in. Works perfectly without reboot.
Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 OK ramonkill Works perfectly. No need reboot.
Microsoft Wireless Desktop 800 02-04-110519-21-POP-411-000 OK TCr Keyboard works perfectly (mouse not of course). No need reboot.
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