USB HDD Power
#1
Hey Guys,

I just wondered if i want to attach a external usb HDD to the PINE64 do i need a powered usb hub or not ?

Because the HDD i own, only got one usb cable and no power supply
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(12-27-2015, 06:06 PM)eender Wrote: Hey Guys,

I just wondered if i want to attach a external usb HDD to the PINE64 do i need a powered usb hub or not ?

Because the HDD i own, only got one usb cable and no power supply

The Pine A64 USB port can supply +5V 500mA power, just make sure that your USB HDD consume less than this figure.
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#3
Is there a way to boost the capability of the Pine64 to take USB powered hard drives? Would attaching a second battery fix this?
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(01-29-2016, 02:04 AM)Gearsoul Wrote: Is there a way to boost the capability of the Pine64 to take USB powered hard drives? Would attaching a second battery fix this?

The Pine will support USB powered hard drives whose power consumption is less than or equal to 500mA. A good many USB powered hard drives should work just fine.
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#5
Cool, cool~ Good to know! :3 I'll just have to check carefully when purchasing/using them in the future.
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(01-29-2016, 05:42 AM)Gearsoul Wrote: Cool, cool~ Good to know! :3 I'll just have to check carefully when purchasing/using them in the future.

Not sure what you'll be using your Pine for but why not just by an external enclosure that uses AC power?
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