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12-11-2008, 09:40

Has anybody succeeded in attaching a WD Passport Essential HDD to this router? I can write to it but when I try to read, the HDD stops. It works swimmingly on my pc and dvd player. Can't say the same thing about the router too...

I have read on Asus's vip forum that this router only provides 0.5 A on its USB ports. Is this the problem? And if so, has anybody succeeded in attaching a WD My Book 2 Essential Edition (with own power source) to the router?

12-11-2008, 22:50
I have a normal essentials with external power supply
I also have a mybook with externel psu..
never had any problems

so yeh, could be the usb power problem, this also causes a less strong wifi signal btw...
so, you could buy a usb 2.0 hub with psu;)

13-11-2008, 00:05
Hello again!
Thanks for the answer. At least that will work. :D