How to use multiple HDs (XK3y)

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  1. kristianity77
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    Having a bit of trouble getting 2 HDs to work on the Xk3y.

    If I plug a HD into the XK3y remote then it is fine. If I put the second drive into the remote on its own then thats also fine. But if I plug both drives into the remote then it will only pick up one of them.

    Am i right in thinking that you can connect both drives to the remote and it should pick them both up to work or am i missing something?
     
  2. Devin

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    Perhaps only one of them is getting enough power when you plug both of them in? Are the externally powered?
     
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    Externally powered shouldn't face issues indeed.
     
  4. kristianity77
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    They are both externally powered.
     
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    Tried a different USB hub?
     
  6. wyndcrosser

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    How are you connecting two drives? Mine only has one usb port from the remote unit.
     
  7. kristianity77
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    It's a newer batch you have.

    Mate of mine only gots one USB port for the HDD.
     
  9. kristianity77
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    Ill see if i can dig out a usb hub from somewhere and give that a try. I just thought that was what the extra usb ports were for on the remote, because I cant think of any reason for them to be there if it wasnt for multiple devices.
     
  10. driverdis

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    If more than one drive does not work, you could use a multi bay raid enclosure, and set it for raid 0. this will combine both drives (works best with drives of equal size, or it will only add upto the smallest size drive. (eg, 200+500=400 [200+200])
    this will work as the drive shows up as 1 drive when connected to a PC or the XK3Y.

    the downside is redundancy. if one of the 2 drives fail, you lose all the data as its striped (both drives contain parts of a file) vs just adding them up and filling them in order.