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Dell510m can't use portable "cutie" harddrive

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Wylie Wilde, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Wylie Wilde

    Wylie Wilde Guest


    My friends comes over with his portable harddrive- brandname is cutie. Its
    slim, silver you get the picture.

    However, it doesn't register with my Dell 510m. We plug in the USB cable but
    it doesn't work. No USB click sound. Just nothing. blank.

    My machine works and can talk with my Canon camera, Brother fax machine
    etc.. but not with Cutie.

    Any suggestions on how to get them to work together??


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    Wylie Wilde, Mar 14, 2005
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    Notan Guest

    An external power supply for the hard drive.

    Notan, Mar 14, 2005
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    Hi Wilde,

    If you are running WindowsME or less, you will need to load drivers
    fro the device.

    Assuming the drive is USB or Firewire, WindowsXP should have the
    drivers built in.

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    larwe Guest

    However, it doesn't register with my Dell 510m. We plug in the USB
    cable but
    The hard drive isn't getting enough power. Either use an external PSU
    (if the hard drive offers this as an option) or connect through a
    powered USB hub.
    larwe, Mar 14, 2005

  5. Looking here http://www.exim21.com/computer/cutie-ex.php two things stand

    1.) "Simple installation. Just plug it in and load the driver once."

    While XP does well with a large number of USB devices some still require
    their own drivers.

    2.) "Some PC or Mac system may not provide adequate power through the USB
    port to power the external hard drive."

    Consider a powered hub.


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    HillBillyBuddhist, Mar 14, 2005
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