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Author Topic: Connecting 2 USB "cabled" portable HDD  (Read 2566 times)

nettewurk

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Connecting 2 USB "cabled" portable HDD
« on: March 12, 2015, 11:18:27 PM »

Bought this wireless AC router few days ago and intend to connect its USB port to an HDD.  Since I have this portable HDD (Maxtor 250GB) with power and data USB labeled on its cables, can I use DIR-880L SharePort USB ports for my HDD?  I'm afraid that for some matters, it might void its warranty.  Is there  I need to know on the portable HDD's USB power rating, USB type 1/2, etc.?  If possible, where will I connect the power and data cable, to USB 2 and USB 3 port respectively.  I haven't read yet the whole manual but I assume the FAQ does not contain this item.
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Re: Connecting 2 USB "cabled" portable HDD
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 07:17:56 AM »

Does this USB drive have it's own external power adapter? Having a external power adapter for USB drives is preferred. Usually drives 250Gb and above need there own power.
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Re: Connecting 2 USB "cabled" portable HDD
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 01:41:28 AM »

It has no AC adaptor provided. Only these cables are connected to PCs.
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Re: Connecting 2 USB "cabled" portable HDD
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 10:14:12 AM »

I supposed you could connect both, one for data and one for power. I would recommend getting external power to the drive if possible. There could be router damage having the router provide extra power...run a quick test to see if it works.
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Re: Connecting 2 USB "cabled" portable HDD
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2015, 03:51:11 PM »

Thanks for advice.  I'll try it.  But I'll check on the AC connection of the portable drive.
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Re: Connecting 2 USB "cabled" portable HDD
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 04:01:40 PM »

Let us know how it goes...
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