Our Picks for Best Android TV Box With a Built-in Hard Drive

By | January 21, 2020

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Android TV boxes are great for streaming online content such as videos or music, but most don’t have a large internal hard drive for storage.

Since most content is streamed directly to the box having large internal storage has become less-and-less common.

Often there will be USB slots that a flash drive or external hard drive can be attached to add storage.

Adding an external HDD or flash drive is an option but it is much more simpler to have a unit with a large built-in HDD for storage.

There are some good units available that have a hard drive built-in or have a slot to install one with some of our favorite picks below.

As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.

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Our Picks for Best Android TV Box With a Built-in Hard Drive

  1. Dolamee X2
  2. Android 8.1 TV Box, Dolamee X2 Amlogic Quad-core 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Media Player with Recording Function & SATA Jack Support 2T2R 2.4G/5G Dual Band WiFi 4Kx2K@60fps BT 4.2 USB 3.0 with Keyboard

    The Dolamee X2 is a very nice Android TV box with a bay that allows a hard drive to be inserted.

    It does not come with the hard drive which needs to be bought separately.
    Best Android TV Box With a Built-in Hard Drive 2020
    Being able to add a hard drive is a very good option with a large capacity 2-4 Tera-byte drive holding a lot of content.

    Of course, hard drives can easily be swapped out if needed adding even more available space.

    The box uses an S905X2 Quad-core CPU with 4GB of RAM which plays 4K Ultra HD video resolution very well.

    Using Kodi as a media center along with a large video library makes the unit a very nice Android TV box.
     

  3. Nvidia Shield 500Gb version
  4. NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro Home Media Server

    The Nvidia Shield has been available for a while now and in my opinion still the best unit to get, unfortunately, it is also the most expensive.

    There are two versions, one with 16GB internal storage, and the other with 500GB internal HDD.
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    The Shield is hard to beat since it not only can come with a large hard drive but also a Tegra X1 processor and 3GB of RAM.

    Combined with Kodi and a good add-on it can stream online content flawlessly.

    The large storage allows for movies, home videos, or music to be played easily on demand.

    If you have the money the Nvidia Shield is a very good option.
     

  5. KDLINKS A400
  6. KDLINKS A400 4K Android Quad Core 3D Smart H.265 HD TV Media Player with HDD Bay, WiFi, Dolby 7.1, Gigabit LAN, 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage, 4 Core CPU, 8 Core GPU

    The KDLINKS A400 has a different approach as it has a space to add an internal HDD.

    While it doesn’t come with a hard drive one is easily installed within a few minutes.
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    It uses a standard 3.5 SATA HDD bay for easy installation of a hard drive. A smaller 2.5-inch drive can also be used as long as it is not moved about a lot.

    This makes it ideal for someone to install a very large 1-2 terabyte HD and have an extremely large video or music collection On-Demand.

Summary
There are a limited amount of Android TV boxes that stream well and have a large built-in HDD for storage.

The above models are simply ones I have found so far and after using them found them to be good units.

There likely is more available, if you have found one that has an internal Hard drive and works well let us know in the comments below.

In these days of online streaming having a large built-in storage is seen as a cost issue that is not needed.

Even though streaming online is the way most get content having your own space to store your favorite videos and music is a nice option.

It is also good for those rare times the internet goes down and nothing can be streamed to your box.

As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon,here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.

 




 

6 thoughts on “Our Picks for Best Android TV Box With a Built-in Hard Drive

  1. Mr Positive

    I have had one of these boxes for six months, it is amazing.
    I have called 1tb sata installed with all my photos, music and home videos along with everything else that needs backing up.
    The unit is fast and has never let me down.
    I have been using TV boxes for years and this is, without a doubt, the best on the market.
    Even if you don’t need all the features now, you are likely to in the future.

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  2. Pedro Nunes

    In my opinion, the worse on box tvs is that if internal memory dies and u cant “reball” the EMMC memory that comes in almost all…well my friend thats game over.

    And that is the reason why i´ve reached your post thru searches…

    Thank you for have shared your xperience. Thank you very much.

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    1. Patrick

      KDLINKS A400 can handle up to 6 TB hard drive. I have a 3 TB Sara drive in my Q10 Pro.

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