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External hard drive connection through the dvr station

My old archos 405 was, through its docking station, able to connect to large external hard drives and play media on my television via scart. my new archos 5 is able to connect to my camera and one memory stick but not to external hard drives like the older model, what could the problem be?

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I have the same problem. as far as i know it is because large external hard drives require more power and the archos does not provide enough power. it would probably work if u got a hd which had a separate power source.

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