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ST-500 not recognized with Epson CX9400 printer

SimpleTech 500 drive worked fine until I replaced my old Epson CX6400 printer with CX9400 printer. If CX9400 is off, ST500 works fine. As soon as CX9400 is turned on, ST500 becomes unknown device. To trouble shoot, I've connected "unknown" ST500 to another computer and it worked fine. I've also connected a second ST500 to computer with CX9400. Second ST500 works until CX9400 is turned on. If CX9400 is already on when ST500 is connected, ST500 is "unknown" device.

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Printer is draining USB power resource. Add a powered USB hub and run drive off of that.

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