08-30-2010 01:49 PM
I'm using a 320GB external drive formatted in FAT32 plugged in through USB on the aforementioned router and it's not detecting it.
The router itself is great everything works very well for what I need, but the NAS function isn't seeming to be so cooperative.
I've followed the instructions in the pdf manual for this unit and configured everything properly (according to the manual) but I still don't see it show up
in the list, just "No recognizable disks found". Since this 320GB external drive is small.. it has no power cord on it.. just a dual USB cable. When I plug
it into the router the light comes on telling me it's connected and I can hear the disk spin a few times.. but I can never get it to show up on in the
08-30-2010 02:38 PM
a dual usb cable usually means a product (your ext HDD) can't get enough power from a single USB port and has to tap into 2 ports to have enough power to boot up and stay on.
08-30-2010 03:58 PM
08-30-2010 04:02 PM
No, I was just offering a suggestion for one possible issue. What is the model of your HDD? I'll look it up and see how power-hungry it is on the port side.
08-30-2010 06:49 PM
08-31-2010 10:28 AM
We have those Y-cables on some of our 2.5" portable drives as well. Not all products are perfectly matched for Current, and it looks like the Mini Black Cherry and the WZR-HP-G300NH (or at least these individual models) are not matched. I'm checking on whether a USB powered hub can be used with the WZR.
09-01-2010 04:03 PM
I'm still checking on whether this would work with a powered usb hub.