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Old Oct 28, 2009, 3:45 PM   #1
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Default Sanyo VPC FH1 External hard drive

When I connect the external hard drive to the camera via the USB cable the camera does not see the hard drive and responds "hard drive not connected. The hard drive is a WD Passport 100GB. It is getting power thru the camera.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 7:10 PM   #2
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The Xacti Library manual states that a hard drive powered through the USB port cannot be used; it must be self-powered i.e. AC driven. Too bad, otherwise it would mean better portability without having to carry a bigger 3.5 inch HDD with its power supply.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 11:10 PM   #3
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Hardly surprising as many older laptops couldn't power these drives and the battery in these cameras is much smaller.
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