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# 207821 15-Jan-2017 14:47
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So got a t2100 on clearance and I set it all up, I got a 500gb external, it was all I could afford, I am have trouble getting it recognized on the box. No matter what I do, it appears that the box says no USB device is connected, even though the external is lighting up and getting power.

 

 

 

Any help welcome :( I can't afford another external. I just want to record some tv!


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  # 1703551 15-Jan-2017 14:51
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it may not be getting enough power for the drive though.

 

also what format is the drive?




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  # 1703553 15-Jan-2017 14:55
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tried exfat and formatted it to Fat32 just in case. Started off at ntfs. Maybe you are right about the power :( In which case I have no idea what cheap alternatives I can find. I don't need much space, But the usb 8gb is really not doing well. Any suggestions if it is a power issue on something cheap and big enough for a few movies?

 

I am disabled and so my budget is small, also it was suppose to be a way to help fight my lonely days. As I can only go out with supervision .


 
 
 
 


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  # 1703555 15-Jan-2017 14:59
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ideally you would need a Y cable with 2 USB A connections on it and plug one into the T2100, and the other into either a second USB port on the device or a cheap USB wall charger


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  # 1703556 15-Jan-2017 15:00
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could sell the HDD and buy a 64 or 128GB usb stick?




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  # 1703557 15-Jan-2017 15:00
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Ah I do have a y cable just its not long enough. But you have given me an idea.

 

 

 

Do you think possibly buying a new enclosure for the 500gb HDD may be an option?


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  # 1703558 15-Jan-2017 15:03
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Madeline:

 

Do you think possibly buying a new enclosure for the 500gb HDD may be an option?

 

 

the effort for that is great, just get a USB A male to USB A Female cable and use it to extend to the USB port on the back of the device. A cable like that will cost you a couple of bucks

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ITPAK669182/DYNAMIX-USB-20-AMAF-EXTENSION-2M-BLACK-Type-A-Male


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  # 1703559 15-Jan-2017 15:04
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  # 1703560 15-Jan-2017 15:04
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Jase2985:

 

could sell the HDD and buy a 64 or 128GB usb stick?

 

Hey Jase! You are right on the power! I plugged the other end into the PS4 and now its recognized so at least now I know its not the HDD and is just a power issue :) Thanks!

 

 

 

Hmm I looked at a 128gb stick and this usb was actually cheaper than the cheapest one of those I could find... If you know where I can get a 128gb for under 30 dollars would be greatful :) Either that or a better solution to the power issue.


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  # 1703563 15-Jan-2017 15:09
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see my post above about the USB extension cable :)

 

the T2100 may not have quiet enough power to make the drive run properly from a single USB port, where as a PS4 or PC does




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  # 1703866 15-Jan-2017 23:54
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Jase2985:

 

see my post above about the USB extension cable :)

 

the T2100 may not have quiet enough power to make the drive run properly from a single USB port, where as a PS4 or PC does

 

 

 

 

Thanks! Will order as soon as I can this week!! :) Thank you so so much.


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