Does this device records direct to a USB or SATA HDD?

http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/301371531473?item=301371531473&autorefresh=true
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Arrival-YK918H-HDMI-HD-HDD-Video-Capture-Box-/151457255191?ssPageName=ADME:X:BOCOR:US:1123

Referring to the above 2 items, does it record directly to an attached USB or SATA HDD without using a computer/laptop?

I found similar item in Amazon but the reviews there did not mention if it records direct to a USB/SATA HDD too
sunhuxAsked:
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CompProbSolvCommented:
I don't know the particular item, but it appears that it will record internally.  You can then download the recordings through the USB 2.0 port or view them through the HDMI port.

While it claims a 2TB capacity, it isn't clear to me whether or not the drive is included.  Considering the price, I suspect not.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
"... I don't know the particular item, but it appears that it will record internally " ==>  NO -- it does NOT record anything internally.

Also No, it does not record to a SATA drive.    If you look carefully at the pictures, there's a wiring diagram that shows how you connect this => you connect your input source (what you want to record) to the HDMI input;  connect the HDMI output to your TV; and then a USB recording media to the USB port [It shows both a USB hard drive and a flash drive as examples of what you can record to].

The USB storage device must be formatted in FAT, FAT32, or NTFS, and cannot be larger than 2TB (i.e. it doesn't have large drive support for drives > 2TB).

The recordings are automatically compressed into mp4, and are stored in 2GB "chunks" ... so a long recording will have multiple sections.

There does not appear to be any playback capability => you could have to connect the USB recording device to a PC or other device that can play mp4's (e.g. a Smart TV, tablet, smartphone, etc.).
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Note:  There is also a button on top (by the Record button) that allows you to choose between 720p and 1080p recordings.

I was able to confirm that there is indeed no playback capability by looking at the manual for this box, which is available here:  http://www.c4i.com.pl/manuals/HD900.pdf
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CompProbSolvCommented:
gary is correct, of course.  My comments were educated guesses based on the limited info provided in the eBay ads and were not accurate.  Please disregard my previous post.  The manual is very clear about how it works.
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
So I guess I won't need a PC or laptop at all to do the recording, is this right?

Does it has a feature to schedule to start recording at a certain timing
& stop recording after a certain timing?  I wud get it if it has such
scheduled timings
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
I cud hv read the manual myself to find the answers to my last post but
after attempting to load for more than 10 mins on browser, it's still not
loading
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
No, you don't need a PC or laptop to do the recordings.

And No, there's no way to schedule the recordings.   There's a Stop/Start recordings button on the box you have to push.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Not sure why you can't access the manual -- but just in case it helps, I downloaded it and have attached it to this post.
HD900.pdf
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