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Archos AV500 / USB harddive

The Archos AV 500 does not pick up the external 2.5" hardrive when connected through the USB. I am not using a Archos harddive. Does it only work with Archos external harddrive? cant get a WD 120GB USB external hardrive to be detected by my ARCHOS 605 w/ DVR addon using USB A connection

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From what i gathered with my archos 5 it is due to a power issue so the archos does not provide enough power to make the external hd work

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I am from Portugal and i have the same problem in my Archos Av500.
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