pluggy wrote:You won't get the power out of the USB on a B to run a bus powered HDD without a powered hub. You could do it with a 3.5" HDD with its own power supply. You need a favourable wind (the right code switches and the right HDD) to do it with a B+. You would get away with a large capacity USB memory stick on a B.
500Gb 2.5" drives will run quite happily on a B.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 89#p622845
Some 500 GB drives will run on a Pi. It depends on how well they handle run up currents. I couldn't get my 500 GB USB3 to work on a Pi B+ with the software switch in and a holy swag store 2A power supply. It gives the old clicky clicky, I can't get enough juice syndrome. To be honest it is picky about which USB port I plug it into on my desktop PC. My older 250 GB USB2 segates wouldn't go on the same B+ either, they aren't too picky about which USB on my desktop. The 500GB is an HGST Touro : http://www.businessdirect.bt.com/produc ... tml?src=15
Maybe one to avoid for Pi use.
The 250s are 4 year old Seagate Freeagent Goflex : http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/17764496/ ... oduct.html
. Long since out of production.
Maybe I should try them on my Old B1 with the bypassed polyfuses....
Don't judge Linux by the Pi.......
I must not tread on too many sacred cows......