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Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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I have a Roku 2 Model 4210X. That particular model does not have a MicroSD Card slot. Can a MicroSD or SD Card Reader be plugged into the USB port to serve the same purpose and increase the memory?

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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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The Roku 4210X should have a MicroSD slot. It's right under the HDMI port, so you might need to unplug the HDMI cable to see it.

You can see it on the 2nd to the last product image on the Roku 2 product page: https://www.roku.com/products/roku-2

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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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This is an addendum to my question regarding my old Roku 2. I plugged a USB Card Reader into the unit and plugged in an 8 GB SD Card for test purposes. Absolutely nothing showed up on the Systems USB media list. Should have at least picked up something. Any ideas or suggestions? 

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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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Did you ever find a solution? After reading a Roku post on how every Roku 2 has a slot, I ordered a micro as card and when I went to plug it in, I saw that Roku had lied about the capability. So now I’m in the same boat as you. 

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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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Hi, 

I see you commented about a tech question about an old Roku 2. I never got an answer and attempts to use a USB card reader with a Micro SD card proved fruitless. It was a nice unit in it's time and I actually didn't need the SD card (it was more of an intellectual curiosity). I gave the unit to some friends who never experienced a Roku but, based on their viewing habits, I doubt if it's going to get much use. I upgrade my Roku's periodically and then play "musical Roku's" with the various flat screens around the house. 

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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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I have an old Roku2 and I just looked at it. No MicroSD slot.

I have an Ultra now and still dont use it though its there.

No it wont work as cache plugged into the USB port.

Whatever device you use it must be formatted into one of the

acceptable file formats  I suggest FAT32.

https://support.roku.com/article/230160368

I think MicroSD memory is overstated and can cause problems.

I'd say dont bother.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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The Roku 4210X should have a MicroSD slot. It's right under the HDMI port, so you might need to unplug the HDMI cable to see it.

You can see it on the 2nd to the last product image on the Roku 2 product page: https://www.roku.com/products/roku-2

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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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Yeah its there.

It wont save your life.

DooD you need to upgrade.

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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Roku2XS model 3100X. Folks shouldn't be so glib with their advice to "just upgrade". I can't upgrade because I can barely afford a location to maintain an ISP connection, i.e.: I am scouting the street encampments. At well over 70 yrs old, no joy there. But I really prefer my model 2XS / 3100X because I avoid WiFi connections. I even use WiFi dongles for my S9 phone and S2 Tablet.

Regarding the microSD card (which I installed 4GB immediately after setup) I had the Roku format it. It shows between 15 and 16 % usage. I get the impression it is used as a cache for the programs you don't complete watching, which seems to me pointless, as the apps themselves do that now. I have discerned neither advantage nor disadvantage to having it installed, so I just leave it.

The Roku's USB port is accessed by the Roku "Player" APPLICATION! And it works fine with NTFS. In fact I have used it often with mp4s on 64GB NTFS cards in USB3 readers. Zero problems.

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Re: Using an SD Card with a Roku 2

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I have a Roku 2 but Im not really using it anymore I only upgraded because Ultra's were

offered cheaper a while back. The SD chips store like the Channel info mostly so it doesnt need

to upload everytime. They have caused problems before when upgrading or Restarting fresh.

USB# is definetly faster. I always rely on FAT32. I once had problems with NTFS which I cant

remember but stuck in my mind. I actually had an emotional attachment to my Roku2 if it works

why the **bleep** not?

Roku Ultra ---Ethernet rules---

From now on if people dont upvote me and do as I say I will consider holding my breath and selling my Roku's.
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