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Using Replacement Storage Devices; Using Supplemental Storage Devices - HP OMEN X 65 User Manual

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Using replacement storage devices

You can increase the storage space for applications and media on your SHIELD by setting up a USB drive to
replace the existing internal storage. Primary uses include DVR and server storage for applications such as
the included PLEX application. You can connect external hard drives or flash drives using the two USB 3.0
downstream ports located on the back of the monitor. See
these ports. These USB 3.0 downstream ports are compatible with all external hard drives and USB flash
External drives must be adopted as internal storage to be used for application or game storage.
will no longer be able to use storage space on your existing internal storage for installing large game files.
Make sure the new USB storage space is larger than your current internal storage (16 GB). Additionally, when
you format a USB drive as internal storage, all data on the drive is erased, it becomes encrypted to your
SHIELD, and can no longer be used interchangeably with other devices such as personal computers or
To prepare a USB or external hard drive for use as internal storage, format the drive in one of the following
data formats.
FAT32 (32GB or less): SHIELD supports the FAT32 data format. Most drives that are 32 GB or less are
already formatted as FAT32. If the storage drive is not formatted, format it to FAT32 using your
computer. When using a FAT32 drive, your SHIELD will not be able to process files that are larger than 4
exFAT (64 GB or more): SHIELD supports the exFAT data format. Storage drives that are 64 GB and above
come pre-formatted as exFAT. This newer data format is able to process files that are larger than 4 GB.
To access the USB storage drive on your SHIELD:
Insert the USB drive into one of the two USB 3.0 downstream ports. See
the location of these ports.
Go to Settings. Then select Device.
Select Storage & reset. Then select USB Storage.

Using supplemental storage devices

Alternatively, you can set up your USB drive as removable storage for sharing files. However, you cannot
install applications and games to removable storage. You will no longer be able to use this USB drive to share
content between SHIELD and your monitor without formatting.
When you format a USB drive as internal storage, it replaces your current internal storage. You
SHIELD does not support the NTFS file system.
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