Raspberry Pi3B USB HUB - HDD Help

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  1. omega59

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    Hey guys. I have OSMC setup and with my new 2.5' HDD (Western-Digital-Passport-Drive-USB-3-0-WDBYFT0030BBK-WESN). I have a problem where it keeps crashing the OSMC with the blue-screen sad face randomly. From what I gather it is a power-insufficient issue. Looking at my PI's power supply it says Output: 5V 2500mAH, and this HDD uses a single USB 3.0, with Wattage 2.00 with Input-Voltage 5. Can someone please suggest a USB HUB that will work even for future additional drives, without the same issues I'm currently having. I do have the Ethernet socket connected and a Blue Tooth Dongle for my Logitech Keyboard connected as well. It would be a bonus if ALL my drives can remain on at the same time ofc :)

    Thank You!
     
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  3. thecoolnessrune

    thecoolnessrune Diamond Member

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    Something like the StarTech ST4300MINI would probably be plenty. 3 Amps of 5V power from it's power adapter will take care of the hard drives and should put no load on your RPi.
     
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  4. omega59

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    Thank you for the response. I will take a look at this shortly.
     
  5. sdifox

    sdifox No Lifer

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    In essence any usb hub with its own power supply will do. RPI3 power supplies tend to be just enough for the rpi3 and not much else.