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MATT20
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Premiere model 4630X - doe it support an SD card?

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question, does the legacy Roku product, Premiere 4630X support an SD CARD, and if so, what is/are the

rated capacity for maximum SD card size?

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MATT20
Level 8

Re: Premiere model 4630X - doe it support an SD card?

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So...after a delay, received a 32 gbyte PNY basic micro sd card, unplugged the box , installed the new

sd card and plugged the box back in to power up and reboot...no good!  Box locked with no response from remote control... Hmmm!

Read elsewhere in support threads to do a so-called "slow" format with FAT 32 support of the new card...

still no good.  Read elsewhere to NOT UNPLUG/DON'T CUT THE POWER to the box when inserting the new sd card...did that, success!!  So the takeaway is to avoid a mega sd card, use a 16 gb, perhaps 32 gb max AND  remember to install it with the box powered up (very counterintuitive from what we know about electronic hardware, we are almost always advised to turn OFF the power for such a thing as an sd card install).  Hope this field report helps...thumbs down to ROKU for NO MENTION of these install requirements anywhere in owners manual.

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remaker
Level 11

Re: Premiere model 4630X - doe it support an SD card?

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A 4630 is a 5th generation unit from 2016 with SD support. It should have at least SDHC support if not SDXC. Should readily support up to 32GB. Likely also 64/128, but at least 32.

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MATT20
Level 8

Re: Premiere model 4630X - doe it support an SD card?

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So...after a delay, received a 32 gbyte PNY basic micro sd card, unplugged the box , installed the new

sd card and plugged the box back in to power up and reboot...no good!  Box locked with no response from remote control... Hmmm!

Read elsewhere in support threads to do a so-called "slow" format with FAT 32 support of the new card...

still no good.  Read elsewhere to NOT UNPLUG/DON'T CUT THE POWER to the box when inserting the new sd card...did that, success!!  So the takeaway is to avoid a mega sd card, use a 16 gb, perhaps 32 gb max AND  remember to install it with the box powered up (very counterintuitive from what we know about electronic hardware, we are almost always advised to turn OFF the power for such a thing as an sd card install).  Hope this field report helps...thumbs down to ROKU for NO MENTION of these install requirements anywhere in owners manual.

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JRover3500
Level 7

Re: Premiere model 4630X - where do you plug the SD card in?

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I do not see any place on the unit or the remote that allows me to plug in a Micro SD card.

Where do you plug the card in?"

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DBDukes
Community Streaming Expert

Re: Premiere model 4630X - where do you plug the SD card in?

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@JRover3500 

The Premiere model 4630 is actually a Premiere+ model. It does have a microSD card slot on the back.

My question to you is: Is your Premiere+ a model 4630? Does it look like a Roku 4/Ultra model? If it looks like an Express, it's not a 4630, and won't have the microSD slot.

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remaker
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Re: Premiere model 4630X - where do you plug the SD card in?

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Under the HDMI port.

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makaiguy
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Re: Premiere model 4630X - doe it support an SD card?

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@MATT20 wrote:

So the takeaway is to avoid a mega sd card, use a 16 gb, perhaps 32 gb max


The SD card on Roku models that have a card slot, only are used for channel storage, historically up to 2 GB.  Any capacity beyond this was not used for anything.

I don't recall this having been changed in later implementations.  On Roku's player accessories page they are still only selling a 2 GB card.

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