I find it hard to believe that should be necessary. Surely both the external device and the Pi have been designed to be usable in such circumstances. I use mine with a Seagate external powered USB drive and it seems to be fine.squeaky3 wrote:You may wish to tape off the far RH pin (5v pin) (looking at the USB with the gap at the top) when using a USB device which is powered externally.
Yes they're different, but he's taking the power for the HDD from his laptop via a Y cable that's connected to the Pi on the other leg.alexeames wrote: ... Surely a powered hub is a different beast to an externally powered HDD designed to work over USB?
Or are we saying there is a design fault in the Pi here? ...
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