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spenny

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aperture and bus powered hard drives
« on: January 08, 2007, 09:08:57 PM »

Hi, I store my digital image files on a bus powered firewire drive, i was able to use it to import my images, but then for some reason aperture stopped seeing anything on this drive.

now the kicker is that i was using the 30 day trial and its expired. i was given a copy of aperture for christmas, but i dont want to open it if i cant use my drive with it.

has anyone experienced or heard of this?

fwiw: i'm using a referenced library

thanks
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aperture and bus powered hard drives
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 12:32:01 PM »

I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work -- a drive is a drive.

Is this a Firewire drive or a USB2 drive?  I don't know that USB2 provides enough power to *reliably* power a drive over the bus -- Frankly I would expect behavior could be flaky.

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 12:33:52 PM »

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I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work -- a drive is a drive.

Is this a Firewire drive or a USB2 drive?  I don't know that USB2 provides enough power to *reliably* power a drive over the bus -- Frankly I would expect behavior could be flaky.
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its Firewire. i never did figure it out, but have come up with a workaround, thanks for replying
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