1. Bs06TL's Avatar
    I'm trying to access content on my external hard drive using my z30, but the usb doesn't provide enough juice to power the hard drive. Does anybody know where or which type of usb cable I can use with a second input? I bought one on amazon with 2 male usbs and 1 female usb port. The z30 connects to one male end with a micro to female usb adapter. I connected the other end to my computer / wall outlet, but it's not working. Perhaps the cheap cable I got on amazon is defective, but if anyone knows of a good brand - good quality - cable they can suggest, I don't mind paying extra.

    I basically spent 5 dollars on a pos extension. It does not do data on the 2nd male usb.

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    04-16-14 01:16 PM
  2. kbz1960's Avatar
    I would just hookup the hd to my lappy and access it over the network.
    Carl Estes likes this.
    04-16-14 01:21 PM
  3. senel's Avatar
    I had similar problem with my Nexus 7 when I tried 2,5 external HDD. Tried the same thing with 2 male USB cable but it didn't work too. Then I tried better power source and few other things... Ended with 3,5 HDD with external power source which works fine.

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    04-16-14 01:21 PM
  4. anon(5906760)'s Avatar
    Try a powered USB hub.

    Search Ebay and you should find plenty

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    04-16-14 01:27 PM
  5. Bs06TL's Avatar
    I'd like to access my HDD on the go.(usb otg)

    Posted via CB10
    04-17-14 02:46 AM
  6. kbz1960's Avatar
    I'd like to access my HDD on the go.(usb otg)

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    Well a phone isn't going to power it so you'll need a drive that has it's own power supply.
    Carl Estes likes this.
    04-17-14 06:27 AM
  7. Carl Estes's Avatar
    You might want to look at the Seagate Goflex Satellite, Has it's own internal battery, AND it creates it's own Wi-Fi network...Nice drive, just a weeee bit larger than the Z30..
    ZERO cable(s)....'cept for chargin' the sucker.....
    USB 2.0 for 89 bucks, USB 3.0 for 150 bucks at Amyzon.

    kbz1960 likes this.
    04-17-14 03:17 PM

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