External HD with usb expander

  darkreign 10:07 14 May 2008
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Hello Peeps

I've bought a WD passport external hd for my ancient laptop. Laptop only has one usb port which is being used to connect a keyboard as the one on the laptop doesn't work.

So, i attached a 'all in one card reader with 3 usb ports' and attached the external hd to this. The hd does not show up anywhere on 'my computer' but if i plug it direct onto the laptop then it shows up as external memory.

Is there a usb expander that will work with the hd, or will i have to connect it direct everytime i need to use it?

Many thanks

  rawprawn 11:58 14 May 2008

I use one similar to this with my WD My Book, no problems.
click here

  darkreign 07:18 15 May 2008

It would seem that its dependent on the quality of the hub being used. Will purchase your recomendation and keep my fingers crossed.

Regards

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