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What are the recommended USB storage devices that can be used for the TV system software update?

Recommended USB storage devices that can be used for the TV system software update.

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Here is list of recommended Sony Micro Vault® USB storage devices that can be used for the TV system software update.

IMPORTANT: The USB storage device must be reformatted to the FAT32 file system BEFORE you copy the update file to it. Go to the instructions to reformat the device to FAT32.

  • USM256H
  • USM512H
  • USM1GH
  • USM2GH
  • USM4GH
  • USM8GH
  • USM1GHX
  • USM2GHX
  • USM1GLX
  • USM2GLX
  • USM4GLX
  • USM8GLX
  • USM16GLX
  • USM1GL
  • USM2GL
  • USM4GL
  • USM8GL
  • USM16GL
  • USM1GJ
  • USM2GJ
  • USM4GJ
  • USM8GJ
  • USM4GLX(A)
  • USM8GLX(A)
  • USM16GLX(A)
  • USM32GLX(A)
  • USM4GN
  • USM8GN
  • USM16GN
  • USM32GN

Note: All models are not available in all regions. More information can be found here.

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How to Format the USB device to FAT32

In order to use the USB storage device for this update, it must be reformatted to the FAT32 File System.

WARNING: Formatting the USB device will delete all content on the device.

Follow these steps to reformat the USB Device for FAT32.
Note: These steps may vary by operating system.

For Windows operating system: 

  1. Connect the USB Device to the computer.
  2. Click Start and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click on the drive icon in which the USB device appears.
  4. From the menu, click Format....
  5. In the FORMAT device name (drive letter) window, under File system, click the drop-down arrow and select FAT32 and then click the Start button.
  6. At the WARNING... message, click OK to continue.
    IMPORTANT: Formatting the SD memory card will delete all content on the card. 
  7. At the Format Complete message, click OK.
  8. Click the Close button to close the FORMAT device name (drive letter) window.
  9. Click the X in the top-right to close the My Computer window.

For Mac OS: 

  1. Connect the USB Device to the computer.
  2. Open Disk Utility.
  3. Click to select the USB Device in the left panel.
  4. Click to change to the Erase tab.
  5. In the Volume Format selection box, click MS-DOS File System.
  6. Click Erase button.
  7. At the confirmation dialog, click the Erase button.
  8. Close the Disk Utility window.