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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 03:05 AM
Robbie Dalziel
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External drive...

Hi Viking...

Do you think it's possible, that the external drive you're testing, needs more power and cannot get that from the Chromebook... When used with a Mac or main computer, it's likely that the available power is greater than that it can draw from the CB...

It's just a passing thought, because I do have an external drive, that has two USB leads attached, one for data, the other for extra power...

I know yours isn't like that, but it's the overall power factor I'm considering here...

I have some external gear handy and I'll try to simulate what you're experiencing later today ~ time permitting... To date, I've only used flash drives and SD cards in mine... Both work exceedingly well...

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