External hard drive capabilities?

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External hard drive capabilities?

Postby alexcooper » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:15 pm

Is there any reason why an external hard drive wouldn't work with an XO? I haven't bought one yet but, of course, wouldn't want to spend $80+ if it wasn't going to.

If it does work, can anyone recommend a model? It doesn't have to be hundreds of gigs at all, just enough to store a good amount of video/high-res image files.

Thank you!
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Re: External hard drive capabilities?

Postby franco » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:32 pm

I have a SimpleTech pocket-sized 40Gb usb hard drive working, no external power needed.
I have a SimpleTech 120Gb usb hard drive working. It comes with a power cord.
I have an old Quantum and some other brand 40Gb IDE hard drives working with a IDE to USB converter cable. That came with a cord to power the drives. Cost for set: $15
I have a LG DVD/CD R/W drive that works just fine. Need to already have a formatted disk in it or the XO won't mount it. Mounts automatically.

All the above mount automatically.
If I give advice it is usually because I did it / tested it successfully on my XO. I will warn you otherwise.
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Re: External hard drive capabilities?

Postby alexcooper » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:42 am

That's a big help, thank you very much. : )
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Re: External hard drive capabilities?

Postby clarannnnn » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:38 am

yeah,i am looking for some information about External hard drive capabilities.thanks!
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Re: External hard drive capabilities?

Postby ncarrol » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:11 pm

The XO can accept USB flash drives or SDHC (or micro SD with adapter) "memory cards". These are readily available to 32 gigabytes (larger available at premium cost).

There are available (under $15 ) adapters for USB to ESA and / or SATA type hard drives.
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