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Charles01

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External Hard drive
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:01:38 PM »
Hi I know you said I can go higher than 8TB  @ the moment I have a 4TB in my Egreat A8 I was thinking of getting a external 4Tb hard drive Something like this  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B017KE8OG0/?coliid=I1W6D6BLKHA6BZ&colid=1R0IYA45R6XG9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it would this be OK for my A8 USB socket  as it is cheaper than getting a internal one Thanks P. S. At the moment i am filling my 4TB internal Drive with films but to get it to work OK I had to use a main unit via a socket then on to a usb socket to my PC would I have to use the same sort of thing with the Amozon one?

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Re: External Hard drive
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 09:00:45 AM »
With larger USB drives it's better if they have their own power supply. So either a powered drive or a powered USB hub between A8 and HDD.


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Re: External Hard drive
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 09:04:26 AM »
Thank you once Again :) ;D

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Re: External Hard drive
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 01:37:57 PM »
USB3 2.5 inch drives should work also. On an USB2 port power is 500mA but USB3 is 800mA which should give enough headroom.
Using a 4Tb myself with no power problems (A10 and A11).

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Re: External Hard drive
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 08:37:00 AM »
Thank you nice Monkey  :)

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Re: External Hard drive
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 05:04:05 AM »
Great

 

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