Pinebook Pro and usb bus-powered drives
#1
One thing to keep in mind with the PBP and other SBC-based devices is that power for usb powered accessories is limited. This can become more of an issue if you have installed an nvme drive internally.  There is only so much power to go around.  I like to rip CD's to FLAC and have found there is not enough power on the usb bus to power my external optical drive.  I purchased a cheap externally powered optical drive off of Amazon, which should remedy the issue.  Will let y'all know how it goes.
#2
(11-23-2020, 04:23 PM)qchapter1 Wrote: One thing to keep in mind with the PBP and other SBC-based devices is that power for usb powered accessories is limited. This can become more of an issue if you have installed an nvme drive internally.  There is only so much power to go around.  I like to rip CD's to FLAC and have found there is not enough power on the usb bus to power my external optical drive.  I purchased a cheap externally powered optical drive off of Amazon, which should remedy the issue.  Will let y'all know how it goes.

You can also solve it with a powered USB hub.
https://youtu.be/JkvDTGm3VYY
#3
Thanks jiyong, didn't even think about a powered hub. That's a great option.


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