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Members of our team had to buy and test hundreds of media streaming hard drive from various manufacturers. The TOP list of the best media streaming hard drive, which can be found below, is completely based on our own experience.

In order to create this rating list of the best media streaming hard drive, we had to look through hundreds of products. We compared such aspects as material, cost, weight, and many other characteristics. You can always contact us and suggest any ideas if you think that our list can be improved.

Ranking the 5 Best Media Streaming Hard Drive of 2018

Name and Features Image Rating Details
1. HDMI Media Player
Rm, rmvb, avi, divx, mkv, mov, hdmov, mp4, m4v, pmp, avc, flv, vob, mpg, dat, mpeg, ts, tp, m2ts, wmv, (h.264, h.263, wmv9/vc-1, mpeg1/2/4), not support vpr files.
HDMI Media Player
5.0
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2. VonHaus 1080p HD TV Digital Mini Media Player
Play content from usb drives/usb hdd devices and sd/mmc/ms memory cards.
VonHaus 1080p HD TV Digital Mini Media Player
4.5
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3. 2018 Newest TV Box
Scs etc r10 supports 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz wifi.
2018 Newest TV Box
4.3
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4. SCS ETC Streaming Media Player
Get ready to start steaming your favorite tv shows, movies or sporting events through hundreds of streaming apps that come on the smart box or are available through the app store.
SCS ETC Streaming Media Player
4.3
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5. Mediasonic HomeWorx ATSC Digital Converter Box w TV Recording
Auto tuning, hdmi 1080p output / ypbpr output / coaxial output, closed caption,.
Mediasonic HomeWorx ATSC Digital Converter Box w TV Recording
4.0
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№ 1. HDMI Media Player, Agptek Black Mini 1080p Full-hd Ultra Hdmi Digital Media Player for -mkv Rm- Hdd Usb Drives and Sd Cards
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
AGPTEK NC-HA0053B 2.4 x 0.5 x 2.4 inches 9.9 ounces
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Multifunction, – auto play from the break point, support repeat, zoom, ff, bf, rotate functions also come with a handy remote to easily navigate the menu screen. Support devices, – reads hard drives formatted in fat, fat32 and ntfs, supports hard drives up to 2tb and sd/ms cards up to 64gb. Also plays subtitle files as well as loop videos. Mini portable, – fits into the palm of your hand, it is the perfect travel partner for those short on space and sockets. Also compact and easy multifunction hd media player for both your office work and home entertainment. High definition, – full hd 1080p supports most video decoding formats: rm, rmvb, avi, divx, mkv, mov, hdmov, mp4, m4v, pmp, avc, flv, vob, mpg, dat, mpeg, ts, tp, m2ts, wmv, (h.264, h.263, wmv9/vc-1, mpeg1/2/4), not support vpr files.

Usb host, – drive external usb storage devices such as usb hdd(the partition of the hdd should be mbr, not gpt) or usb pen drive, up to 2tb, can manage the files in devices connected to, manage delete or copy between each others. Compatible with both windows and mac os.

 

 
PROS
High definition
Support devices
Mini portable
CONS
It is flawless in every aspect.
 

 

 
№ 2. VonHaus 1080p HD TV Digital Mini Media Player, Mkv, Play Any File From Usb Hdds Flashdrives Memory Cards, Hdmi and Av Cables Included
 

Design
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
VonHaus 07/020US 13.9 ounces
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Connects to your tv with the free hdmi cable included or using an av output. Features include: usb host port, led light (blue on), ir receiver, sd/mmc/ms card slot, composite av port, hdmi port, power supply jack & power supply. Download media (videos, music, etc) from the internet, save it to usb drive/memory card/hdd then play it through your hd tv. Turn your usb drive into an hd media player – play content from usb drives/usb hdd devices and sd/mmc/ms memory cards. Full-hd 1080p video playback (not just upscaling like other brands) – experience spectacular full-hd video picture quality and crystal-clear digital audio.

Supports hard drives up to 2tb and sd/ms cards up to 64gb. A great product for ultimate in-house entertainment – improved model remote control included.

 

 
PROS
Supports hard drives up
Full-hd 1080p video playback
Download media
Turn your usb drive in
CONS
Not designed for regular use.
Does not offer enough length.
 

 

 
№ 3. 2018 Newest TV Box, Scs Etc R10 4gb +32gb Dual Wifi Android 7.1 Tv Box, Streaming Media Player, Bt 4.1 Smart Tv Box Support Dual Channel Wifi 2t2r Connected 3d 4k Hdr Video Playing
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
SCS ETC SCS-R10 4.7 x 1.2 x 4.7 inches 14.4 ounces
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Dual wifi channel and easy to travel with: scs etc r10 supports 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz wifi. And the shape is cool, small and perfect to take with you on holidays. Whether you are staying in a hotel or a holiday resort, once you have a hd port with the tv and wifi (dual channel) connection, you can watch what you want, where you want. Scs etc r10 supply big memory (4gb+32gb) to let you download much more movies, photos or other files. Newest os and multifunction bt 4.1: comes with android nougat 7.1.2 operation system, the latest quad-core cortex chipset, and a penta-core hd graphics gpu, which make sure the box running stable and smooth to load movies, pictures and games without buffer, no need to wait for wonderful moment. Android 7.1 is higher version than android 6.0. With bt4.1, you can connect your mini keyboard and bt headset to enjoy the movie without bothering. Get your home theater: once connected r10 with your wifi or ethernet cable, then your standard tv become into a smart streaming machine. You can play thousands of android games in a large screen smoothly. Install your favorite apps and enjoy advanced technology. Support external hard drive and largest micro sd card (up to 32g), support mouse and keyboard via usb. It is so easy to have a joyful and convenient life with scs etc r10 android tv box. More multi-functions: 3 usb ports, support u disk and u hdd disk. Support vp10 4k x 2k h.265 hardware video decode and 4k x 2k output; built in 2.4/5.8g wifi.10m/100m ethernet and hardward 3d graphics acceleration; 4gb ddr4 ram & 32gb emmc flash; comes with ir remote. Note: this model box has one key to restore the box to factory setting.

Videos in 3d 4k resolution and h.265 vp10 decoding: not a single detail will be missing while your movie and games are in 4k (4096×2160) ultra hd. Powerful h.265 decoding loads pictures by taking half time and half occupation of bandwidth of h.264 decoding, it is much more efficient and faster than the old tv box with only h.264 decoding. The r10 tv box support 4k and 3d movie, no need go to the cinema to watch 3d movie.

 

 
PROS
Get your home theater
More multi-functions
Dual wifi channel
Videos in 3d 4k resolution
CONS
In comparison with other options, this one offers the lowest number of features.
 

 

 
№ 4. SCS ETC Streaming Media Player, Mx10 Android 7.1 Tv Box 4gb + 32gb, Smart Tv Box Support 2.4g Wifi Connected 64bit Quad-core 3d 4k Hdr Video Playing Smart Tv Box
 

Design
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
SCS ETC 5.1 x 3.1 x 5.1 inches 14.4 ounces
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4gb ram + 32gb rom: get ready to start steaming your favorite tv shows, movies or sporting events through hundreds of streaming apps that come on the smart box or are available through the app store. Support amazon, ebay, wish, skype video call, msn, facebook, twitter, qq etc. Get your home theater: once connected mx10 with your wifi or ethernet cable, then your standard tv become into a smart streaming machine player. You can play thousands of android games in a large screen smoothly. Install your favorite apps and enjoy advanced technology. Support external hard drive (up to 1tb) and largest micro sd card (up to 32g), support mouse and keyboard via usb. It is so easy to have a joyful and convenient life with scs etc mx10 android tv box. Newest os & 2.4g remote control: comes with android nougat 7.1 operation system, with quad-core 64bit cortex-a53 chipset, and a penta-core hd graphics gpu, which make sure the box running stable and smooth to load movies, pictures and games without buffer, no need to wait for wonderful moment. Android 7.1 is higher version than android 6.0. 2.4g remote control will be more sensitive than general remote control. More multi-functions: 4 usb ports.1 av port.1 spdif port.1 hd port, support u disk and u hdd disk. Support vp10 4k x 2k h.265 hardware video decode and 4k x 2k output; built in 2.4g wifi.100m/1000m ethernet and hardward 3d graphics acceleration; 4gb ddr4 ram & 32gb emmc flash; comes with 2.4g remote.

Videos in 3d 4k resolution and h.265 vp10 decoding: not a single detail will be missing while your movie and games are in 4k (4096×2160) ultra hd. Powerful h.265 decoding loads pictures by taking half time and half occupation of bandwidth of h.264 decoding, it is much more efficient and faster than the old tv box with only h.264 decoding. The mx10 tv box support 4k and 3d movie, no need go to the cinema to watch 3d movie.

 

 
PROS
Get your home theater
Videos in 3d 4k resolution
More multi-functions
Newest os & 2.4g remote control
4gb ram + 32gb rom
CONS
It quickly becomes rusty.
 

 

 
№ 5. Mediasonic HomeWorx ATSC Digital Converter Box w TV Recording, Media Player, and Tv Tuner Function (hw-150pvr)
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Mediasonic HW-150PVR 6.1 x 1.6 x 8.7 inches 1.7 pounds
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Converts over-the-air digital broadcast to your analog tv, antenna out analog pass through, favorite channel list, parental control function. Auto tuning, hdmi 1080p output / ypbpr output / coaxial output, closed caption. This product does not work with tivo and cable company such as comcast, directv, dish network, time warner cable, shaw cable, etc. In general, this product does not work with encryped cable signal. This box is not a replacement of a cable company’s box. Real-time recording & programmed time recording, auto.16: 9 pillar box.16: 9 pan g scan.4: 3 letter box.4: 3 pan g scan.4: 3 full.16: 9 wide screen. Recording function require users to use their own usb external hard drive or usb flash drive.

Real-time recording & programmed time recording, auto.16: 9 pillar box.16: 9 pan g scan.4: 3 letter box.4: 3 pan g scan.4: 3 full.16: 9 wide screen. Recording function require users to use their own usb 3.5″ external hard drive (support up to 2tb) or usb flash drive (support up to 64gb).

 

 
PROS
Real-time recording & programmed time recording
Converts over-the-air digital broadcast
Real-time recording & programmed time recording
This product does not work
CONS
It is too expensive.
Its manufacturer is known to offer many faulty products.
 

What should be the warranty period for a good media streaming hard drive?

If you do not want to buy a new media streaming hard drive or spend your money every time it malfunctions, consider a model with a good warranty period. Otherwise, you will have to waste a lot of resources to repair or replace it.

How to get a refund for a media streaming hard drive?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning media streaming hard drive, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

Do I need to worry when buying a media streaming hard drive online?

Many people use online shopping every day. It is absolutely safe because you are secured by layers of customer protection programs. You are not risking anything by ordering a media streaming hard drive since you can easily return it and receive your money back. We see no reason to worry while ordering goods online — it is a convenient, cheap, quick, and, of course, safe method of shopping.

What do I need to check before choosing a media streaming hard drive?

Thanks to the our site, you do not have to worry about anything. Choosing a media streaming hard drive on this site is very simple! You can check photographs. read detailed description of any specific media streaming hard drive and read various user reviews. Learn from the experience of other people!

Should I get a media streaming hard drive with a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your media streaming hard drive, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive media streaming hard drivemight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good media streaming hard drive is five years.

I am wondering if buying a media streaming hard drive online is safe

Our site is one of the safest place to buy media streaming hard drive. It has detailed descriptions for all available media streaming hard driveand offers a money back guarantee if you get a wrong or broken item. There are no reasons to worry!

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