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Author Topic: DSM-520 and external hard drive  (Read 5210 times)

kuzulio

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DSM-520 and external hard drive
« on: March 01, 2010, 06:14:25 AM »

Hi all,
Just have bought a new external HDD LG HXD3. When I connect it to DSM-520 USB port nothing happens. My DSM-520 refuses to discover HDD. When I plug a flash card everything works just fine.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!
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ECF

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Re: DSM-520 and external hard drive
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 05:00:39 PM »

Make sure you are using the drives provided power supply.
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kuzulio

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Re: DSM-520 and external hard drive
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 10:37:36 PM »

The problem is that this HDD doesn't have a power supply. It uses only USB connection.
I suppose that USB port on DSM-520 doesn't supply enough voltage to make HDD on.
Maybe there is a special firmware that increases voltage on USB port?
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ECF

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Re: DSM-520 and external hard drive
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 10:25:29 AM »

Unfortunately no on the firmware and I think you are correct. The USB port on the DSM-520 is not designed to power USB devices.
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kuzulio

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Re: DSM-520 and external hard drive
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 02:03:09 AM »

Hi ECF,
I have solved the problem! I've bought a USB power supply and connected the HDD to DSM-520 and to power supply with Y USB cable. Now it's working and I'm able to use my external HDD!  ;D

I've attached pictures maybe it will help others.
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/217/dscn13611024x768.jpg
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http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9533/dscn13601024x768.jpg
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ECF

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Re: DSM-520 and external hard drive
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 04:33:58 PM »

Great!!  ;D
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