These are the recommended USB flash drives for NVIDIA Shield TV


NVIDIA Shield TV (starts at $179 at Amazon).

One of the cooler things about NVIDIA Shield TV is that it's primed and ready to be used with an external flash drive. That is, you can pop one in and instantly have more storage — by an order (or two) of magnitude.

And you've also got options for how to use that storage. You can use it as traditional external file storage, or you can use it as an extension of the Android TV system itself. It's your call — you'll be asked which you want to use when you first plug in and format — and it really just depends on how you want to use things.

You also can either use a traditional HDD (that is, the old-school kind with the spinning platter), or a flash drive. There are benefits to both, to be sure, and read and write speeds will vary depending on model. (Whether you want to worry about that sort of thing is entirely up to you. I've had a 1TB Seagate 2.5-inch HDD plugged in for some time now without a single problem)

NVIDIA doesn't go so far as to recommend HDDs for use with Shield TV, but it does recommend a couple of flash drives.