G-Drive Mini 250gb + MBA = ?

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  1. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    Anyone using a 250GB G-Drive Mini with their MBA?

    The drive requires too much power to be used on my 12" Powerbook via USB. I have to use firewire. Obviously this would present a problem with the MBA. (Oddly, my Xbox 360 has no problem mounting the drive via USB).

    Gracioso.
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Older USBs dont support enough power for hard drives, but I'm pretty sure the MBA has enough juice in that one USB port. Try connecting the G-Drive to it and see if it mounts.
     
  3. mcdj thread starter macrumors 604

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    The G-Drive manual, IIRC states that many USB ports can not power the drive...it makes no distinction between older and newer computers.

    I would love to try it, but I don't have an MBA. I didn't even finish college.
     
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  5. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    If its any help I power my Superdrive and my WDPassport (old IDE inefficient one) from the MBA with no problems so I would assume your G-Drive should play nice.
     
  6. mcdj thread starter macrumors 604

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    thx all. gonna bring the drive over to ye olde apple shoppe and give it a spin.
     

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