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Solo se v2 hdd

Discussion in 'Vu+ SOLO Support' started by nedman87, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. nedman87

    nedman87 Registered

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    Ok so I made a bit of a boob and bought the vu+ solo se "v2" instead of the solo 2.

    this was discovered when I came to install a hdd.

    will this box work just as good as the solo2?

    also I take it there is no way to connect a 2.5" hdd internally? I already bought a seagate m8 2.5" 1TB so I'm guessing now I need to get a case to store it?

    thanks
    craig
     
  2. wullboy

    wullboy TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    There`s no way you can install internally m8, so yes, an external case is required, they are both good boxes with the right image installed in it....!!!
     
  3. nedman87

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    Was going to use latest vix and use sky or skyQ skin and install kodi. Or do you recommend a particular image?

    that should work ok?
     
  4. wullboy

    wullboy TK Veteran Forum Supporter

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    Yes latest vix is 4.2.001, yes i believe kodi can be installed [ one in their feeds ] and there is a blue [ sky ] skin for the box as well....
     
  5. nedman87

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    I presume one of the sky q skins will work aswell? Or is it best to go with the sky blue skin for now? Can always give it a bash I guess?
     
  6. cactikid

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    is one box cable have you rechecked?
     
  7. nedman87

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    Nah there is no cable in the box. I meant to buy a solo 2 but I bought a solo se v2.

    as I have the internal hdd now I have ordered a USB powered e-Sata box to stick it in so I will use the USB port for power and the e-sata port for data.

    Will need to wait until that comes now for setup.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
  8. cactikid

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    there are 2 models of this box 1 for vm cable and other for sat,did you buy correct one? you use an externally powered hdd for these boxes as i have stated many times before.
     
  9. nedman87

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    Thanks cactikid!

    yup I def have the sat version.

    I just bought the v2 instead of the solo2 which can have a hdd installed.

    i was just checking the box is still fairly decent incase I had to send it back and get a solo2
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016
  10. nedman87

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    Cactikid,

    Is there any reason I should not use the e-sata port?

    i bought an internal hdd thinking I had bought the solo2 so was just going to make use of it.
     
  11. cactikid

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    sorry never used e-sata,maybe others have?