Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.5?

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Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.5?

Unread post by passio » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:18 pm

Hi everyone. I bought an Android C2 to make a Plex Media Server at Home.
I saw a Maxtor M3 Portable 4TO USB 3.0, and I would like to use it for Media Storage.

I rode many things on Internet, as be sure that the Odroid is able to make it work properly. I prefer a 2.5 because it more noiseless...

Does someone tried ? I would like be sure before to spend 100€ for the Hard drive...

Thank you.

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.

Unread post by tobetter » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:50 pm

passio wrote:Hi everyone. I bought an Android C2 to make a Plex Media Server at Home.
I saw a Maxtor M3 Portable 4TO USB 3.0, and I would like to use it for Media Storage.

I rode many things on Internet, as be sure that the Odroid is able to make it work properly. I prefer a 2.5 because it more noiseless...

Does someone tried ? I would like be sure before to spend 100€ for the Hard drive...

Thank you.
ODROID-C2 doesn't have USB 3.0 while ODROID-XU4 has, you can use it but the bandwidth would be lower.

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.

Unread post by passio » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:21 am

Thank you, my question were more about the ability to power supply the device. Ok, then I hope all will work ! :)

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.

Unread post by passio » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:54 pm

Hi, I received my 4TO WD Element 2.5 today... And, it doesn't work with my Odroid C2...

I am actually using 2A micro USB power supply. Is it the problem ? Or is there actually anyway to modify the output Usb current ?

Thank you...

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.

Unread post by mad_ady » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:41 pm

Not sure if it helps, but have you removed the J1 jumper? It should keep the device cooler. Do you have other usb devices plugged in? As far as I remember the usb ports on the c2 output 900mA max current - but I could be wrong.
Edit: I misread your post - you should be powering the C2 through the barrel jack, not via microusb. The usb port + cable cause a more significant voltage drop on the input circuit and the usb ports might not get 5V.

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.

Unread post by passio » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:39 am

Thank you for your reply, it's Micro usb to the all, not micro usb to Usb... And the wall plug is 2A... the, Do you have a link of cable I could really use ?

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.

Unread post by mad_ady » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:37 am

Something like this that you can probably get locally: https://www.hardkernel.com/main/product ... 1637559827
Power it from a reliable 2A+ power supply. Sometimes phone chargers make bad power supplies for odroids because they can't reach their top amperage.

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.5?

Unread post by passio » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:16 am

Hi everyone. I was so disappointed I stopped my project... I bought the new cable, wait some time to receive it. I connected the ordroid with the new alimentation but my Hard Disk still not load, power supply seems not enough. I spent a lot of time and money, but can't use my 4To hard drive on my system. Please, has anyone a solution ?

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.5?

Unread post by rooted » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:32 am

A powered USB hub is your only way forward it seems.

It's not the C2 fault, you're using a USB 3.0 drive on USB 2.0 device.

USB 2.0 Max Current: 0.5A
USB 3.0 Max Current: 0.9A


Or one of these may work.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005M0ICG2
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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.5?

Unread post by passio » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:58 am

Thank you for your answer, are you sure it will be ok ?

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.5?

Unread post by rooted » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:08 pm

passio wrote:Thank you for your answer, are you sure it will be ok ?
I'm sure a powered USB hub would work, I'm not sure if the dual USB cable would work.

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.5?

Unread post by passio » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:07 am

I bought the cable, it works !! Thank you

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Re: Will my Odroid C2 be able to work with Hard Drive 4To 2.5?

Unread post by rooted » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:49 am

passio wrote:I bought the cable, it works !! Thank you
I'm glad it worked out.

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