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    USB HDD "USB Powered or External Power"

    im interested to know people's results thus far now that usb loader apps have been out for a little while to find out some results due to some issues i have had so far...

    i have a seagate 250gb usb powered hdd and during a few games ive played for extended amount of time like over an hour and half ive had freezeing issues where when scene changes are occuring the game would freeze the screen, i could still move the remote around but no buttons would work and the game would just hang there and id have to manually power down with power button

    so I was just curious has anybody experienced these issues with either usb powered drives or with externally powered drives...(not interested in thumb drives)

    trying to figure out if this is just possible my drive is not working properly or if other poeple are having similar problems

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    quite often, dual power link is used for usb-powered hdd, especially a 250GB.

    160GB, or below, single power is ok, no doubt.

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    my 500 gb seagate freeagent go is a single usb and it works fine...

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    an external powered hdd is better no matter what it is plugged into. It has its own power supply rather than robbing power from the host device. I personally only evr had issues with usb powered externals, external powered always worked great ... espesially under hihg loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiigunza View Post
    my 500 gb seagate freeagent go is a single usb and it works fine...
    since your drive is basically identical to mine im interested in some other info from you if you don't mind..

    What loader and rev # are you using?
    what system firmware you on right now?
    What if any games have you played for extended amounts of time like 1-2 hours? see if i have those games or get them and try them out and see if i have the freezing issue, then can decide weather its just the games ive played or maybe something wrong with my 250gb go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seca99 View Post
    an external powered hdd is better no matter what it is plugged into. It has its own power supply rather than robbing power from the host device. I personally only evr had issues with usb powered externals, external powered always worked great ... espesially under hihg loads.
    This the way to go.
    For example Eagle Consus enclosers are cheap in price and excellent in quality.They come with there own power supply.

    I have 3 of them; I use one for backing up my PC (500GB), one for the
    Wii (200GB) ,and one hooked to my router on a NAS so I can access it from anywhere at anytime.(1TB)

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    Hi, I have the same problem, one game has frozen after an hour of play, when there was a scene change. I too had to power down, I could hear music and the controls were unresponsive. I use a Seagate 500 FreeAgent USB drive with external power source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    Hi, I have the same problem, one game has frozen after an hour of play, when there was a scene change. I too had to power down, I could hear music and the controls were unresponsive. I use a Seagate 500 FreeAgent USB drive with external power source.
    If it was just one game, The odds are its a bad iso..

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    I ripped it right from disc, maybe bad rip. I only played 2 games for over an hour so far, the other was GH Metallica, that one worked fine. Also my friend said that he was playing GH3 from 8GB sandisk thumb drive and it locked up, but only once, then it played fine the rest of the night.

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    my verbatim 320gb is 1 or 2 usb works fine both ways.

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