Hi. Can Vero 4k+ access a 20TB HDD via its USB? Something like this https://www.amazon.com/20TB-Desktop-External-Drive-WDBFBE0200JBK-NESN/dp/B074R34DD3/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=20tb+external+hard+drive&qid=1590399891&sprefix=20tb+exter&sr=8-3 and formatted as exFAT?
There should be no limit. OSMC support GPT as a partition table format (limit is 8^9 TB) and exFAT as filesystem (512 TB recommended limit). So assuming that the mybook reports itself as a single drive via USB it should be all working. While for that money it remains a question if a NAS wouldn’t be a long term better investment.
Yes, I agree. A NAS would be a better solution. Not to mention safer due to the redundancy. I don’t know why my friend prefers USB.
It’s possible to set the My Book to RAID-1, which would be safer, although it would cut the storage in half.
If you need 20TB of storage, you need a serious safety net like RAID plus backup. RAID solves the “what do I watch while I recover” problem, and backup lets you recover. Even if all you are doing is storing raw ISOs of disks you own, it would take about 100-200 hours to fill that drive by reading from a BluRay drive. So, a failure would mean three to five 40-hour work weeks to recover from.
If you are storing data that you might no longer have access to, then backup is even more important.