How to Buy a HDD Media Player Online

by : jenny

With so many information and entertainment now available online, it's quite hard to delete those information in our hard drives once we reach their maximum capacity. We used to be content with 20GB of hard disk capacity and we even used to brag that we have a 40GB hard disk capacity. But now, 40GB is almost nothing if you're a movie, music or TV fan. Although you can burn all your favorite shows on your CDs, it's still better to have them all in your computer.

If you're still clinging to your 20GB laptop or have just bought that cool ASUS EEE PC with less than 10GB hard disk capacity, you might need to purchase a HDD Player and a hard disk drive to upgrade the storage capacity.

HDD Players are small boxes big enough for one hard disk. Sitting outside the computer or a laptop, it has the capacity to read the hard disk in your computer. Connecting this gadget to the computer or laptop is really easy since it uses USB 2.0. Depending on your budget there are different types of players to choose from. The only common thing about these gadgets is that it connects to computers via USB and it can store files.

The basic form of HDD Players allows you to store files only. That's the most bareback of all products. Although some may come in fancy design, it's just another storage device. But there are those models that upgrade a hard disk to the next level. Instead of reading the contents of the hard disk, the player comes with complete connectors to your television. The result is, you have a media player that reads hard disks. Last but not the least is your ultimate mobile hard disk players. This type of player comes with a screen that lets you watch movies and even listen to music. Some sell this as a photobank, but it is much, much more.

With hundreds of HDD players on the market, finding the one that meets your needs can be a confusing and daunting experience. So we're here to help you simplify the process. Here are 5 tips for your buying a HDD Player:

1. Check the capacity of the player. Unfortunately, a HDD Media Player will always have a limit. Don't just buy something online if they do not indicate its capacity. Usually their capacity could be from 80GB up to 600GB or even more. The higher the price, the bigger its capacity.

2. Check the file format that the player support. Usually, a HDD Player can support VCD, DVD, MPEG1/2/4, DIVX3.X-5.X, AVI, ASF, VOB, DAT, MP4, MPG, PEG, BMP, GIF and MP3.

3. Format your hard disk - visit a computer technician so that he/she could format your hard disk as a storage device. If they are not properly formatted, computer will have trouble reading or transferring the information to your hard disk.

4. If possible, purchase an player with a built-in hard disk - although this is rare, it certainly beats the trouble of inserting the hard disk inside your player. You don't even have to worry about format since usually they are already formatted to be read.

5. Compare the prices of different suppliers' offer, then get the HDD Player with multifunction but the lowest price.