AOpen MVP Player -
HDD Enclosure Installation
All you have to do to install the device is just plug it in, and you are ready to go! We used several multimedia cards along with a Seagate Momentus 40GB 2.5" hard disk drive.
Unfortunately, no hard disk is included in the retail package, so you have
to purchase it seperately. The image above shows the HDD enclosure that is
provided by AOpen. The small led appears on the bottom left of the enclosure,
lights up green when the device is idle and red when data is being transfered.
On the back panel of the enclosure, you can see the USB2.0 connector and
the MVP connector. As explained earlier, there is no need for any additional
power connection since the USB ports provide all the required power.
We had no problem installing this drive on our test PC running Microsoft
Windows XP Pro operating system. However, there is a driver installation CD
in the package for older operating systems.
We formatted the drive for different file systems. NTFS file
system discs cannot be read by the MVP player, indicating
that the disc is empty, even if the disc is nearly full. Only FAT and FAT32
file systems are readable. The device supports long filenames.