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      02-28-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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6FL and USB-HDD power problems

I'm using an Iomega HDD instead of my iPOD. I'm experiencing two problems pretty often, but irregularly.

When I start the car, either not enough power is being inputted into the HDD or HDD isn't recognized. I have flip the power switch on the HDD to off, and then on, to get the 6FL to recognize the HDD again.

Never had it fail while the car is on though.

Bad HDD or 6FL you think? I get the feeling its the 6FL since it can't power some 5200rpm USB-HDD.

I wonder if any PROGMAN will fix this.
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      03-01-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
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I gave up on my Iomega as even the 4200 rpm version seemed to tax the USB port's power. I frequently lost the connection to the USB drive after I'd been driving a while, and advancing to the next track was somewhat problematic (skipped songs, sometimes hung up, etc.). I'm using an 8gb memory stick now, which is working flawlessly.

If you haven't already read it, check out this thread http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96309
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