Storage

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Introduction

The HMP devices are equipped with a reasonable large internal memory medium, thoroughly tested and validated by SpinetiX for best performance and reliability for digital signage content. The internal storage type and size is different depending on the HMP model, but should be suitable for most digital signage projects.

In some situations however, the HMP internal content storage might not be sufficient - for these cases, an external USB storage drive can be used to have a bigger storage space; if this is required only temporarily, then the USB drive can be used in a plug & play mode, otherwise, it can be used as a permanent USB storage extension.

Storage information

HMP350 and HMP300

Control Center

To get information about the storage, open HMP Control Center and click on the storage summary box.

  • Basic information about the storage space is displayed.

The address of the internal WebDAV-enabled HTTP server of the player is: http://HMP_address:81

  • This address can be used for listing the content present on the HMP in a browser, and also for pushing content on the HMP via WebDAV.

HMP200 and HMP130

Control Center - Storage

To get information about the storage, open HMP Control Center and go to "Storage" page (under the "Information" menu) which provides:

  • Basic information about the storage space of the System & Local Storage partitions.
  • The address of the internal WebDAV-enabled HTTP server of the player: http://HMP_address:81
    This address can be used for listing the content present on the HMP in a browser, and also for pushing content on the HMP via WebDAV.

Internal storage

"Warning!"
The information below is only for reference; any attempt to open the HMP to replace the internal memory medium, either by yourself or by an unauthorized third party, will void the Hardware Warranty!

The internal storage (also called internal memory medium) used by the Hyper Media Player is different depending on the HMP model and the hardware revision:

  • The HMP350 uses a 16GB solid state.
  • The HMP300 uses a 8GB solid state.
  • The HMP200 uses a 8GB CompactFlash card.
  • The HMP130 uses a 4GB class 2 MicroSD card.
  • The HMP100 uses a 2GB / 4GB class 2 MicroSD card (capacity depending on hardware revision).

External storage

In case the internal storage of the HMP is not sufficient, you can use an external storage device, connected to the HMP via its USB port; any standard USB storage device can be used with the HMP, including USB "pen" drives, SSDs and standard hard drives.

Plug & play USB storage

See Managing content with a plug & play USB drive for more details.

If a larger storage is required only temporarily, then the USB drive can be used in a plug & play mode, whereby the HMP can only read the content from the USB drive, but cannot write to it. In this case, the USB drive is first connected to a PC in order to push some content (from Elementi for instance) onto it and then it is connected to the HMP. To update the content, this process must be repeated.

Note Note:
The USB drive must be formatted as FAT32, to be usable both by the PC and the HMP.

Permanent USB storage

If a larger storage is required for a longer period of time, then the USB drive can be used as a permanent storage, whereby the HMP can both read and write content onto the USB drive; in this case, the USB drive replaces the internal HMP storage (it is not an addition to the internal storage!) and updating the content can be done in the usual manner.

To make the the USB drive writable by the HMP, it must be formatted from Control Center as following:


Note Notes:
  • The maximum supported size of the external USB storage is around 2 TB for HMP350 and HMP300, respectively 500 GB for HMP200, HMP130 and HMP100 devices.
  • The Content creation tool does not have access to the permanent USB storage (this is a known limitation).
  • When using external storage, power failures or unexpected shutdowns are much more likely to cause storage corruption, due to the way in which external drives manage read/write operations. This is especially true of USB 'keys'.

Troubleshooting

Corruption of storage

Power failures (including removing the power supply from an HMP without a proper shutdown), noisy power supplies or power surges can cause corruption on some partitions of the storage. As a result, the HMP might enter into a read-only mode and eventually reboot into Recovery mode; if that happens, you need to format the storage (see below) and / or reinstall the firmware.

This page was last modified on 14 November 2016, at 12:26.