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    External HDD
    Help I have a 350Gb Freecom external HDD and I want to use it on my MacBook Air.

    Unfortunately it won't recognise 80% of the time. I wonder whether the power of the MacBook Air isn't powerful enough to spin up the disks or have I got a faulty notebook.

    Suggestions please

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    So you are connecting this external HD to the USB port? If the HD has an external power supply, use that and see if it works better..
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    No external power supply just connected through USB. It sometimes gets recognised so I don't get it!

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    Does the HD spin/power up every time? Do you have other computers on which you can try this? Has this always worked like this or is this a recent development? Are you running on battery on your MBA when you plug this device in or are plugged into power on the MBA?
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