UDMA3 Sync Function to a SSD Drive - Does Not work

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  • ian

    Is this an external SSD via the USB port. If so you need to use the top usb connection not the side one. Also you need to provide power to the UDMA3 otherwise it doesn't provide enough power for the internal drive and the external SSD. Hope this helps.

  • Keith

    Yes, it is an external SSD via the USB port on the top of the UDMA3.   The UDMA3 was also plugged into my computer via the USB charging cable for the UDMA3.  The external SSD works just fine plugged into the computer so I know it isn't that it is faulty.  

  • ian

    Just to say. I'm only another user but...

    When you say charge cable do you mean the lower connector on the right hand side of the UDMA3. The one labelled DC 5V, that's where it needs to be plugged in to provide more power. If you plug into the top cable it won't. Also it depends what type of port you are connected to on the computer. Some machines only put out 500mA. I've only ever done it with an external USB charger, not a computer.

  • Keith

    Yep, the DC 5V connector.  Tried plugging the USB charging cable into an iPhone charging block plugged into the wall with the same results.  Here's a pic of the setup.  The charing cable is plugged into the wall via the iPhone charing block.  You can see File Manager doesn't even see the external drive either.  

  • ian

    Are you sure it's formatted as FAT32, rather than ExFAT. ExFAT doesn't work with the UDMA3?

  • Keith

    Yep, formatted FAT32.  Double checked just to make sure.  

  • ian

    I can see an adapter in the pictures, presumably converting a USB-C port to a type-a. I wonder if that is used when you contact to your computer? If not it's a point of difference between the computer use and the UDMA use. Do you have an alternative adapter, or a direct cable that would go from the drive to the USB type A port required? 

  • ian

    Another thought. If you go to "Settings" -> "Format HDD" on the UDMA 3 does the drive show as available to format. If so it is being seen by the UDMA3 but the format isn't being liked, if not it would seem to be a connection issue of some sort.

  • Keith

    The USB-C to Type A adapter is in use when connecting to may computer as well since it doesn't have Type C ports.  I don't have a direct cable that is Type C to Type A.  Doubtful that is the issue.  

    Saw your second reply about Format.  Tried that and when I go to Format HDD the only drive listed is the internal HDD (which by the way is also an SSD).  

    It is some sort of connection issue that has me stumped.

     

  • ian

    I had a similar problem with an external drive a short time ago. It turned out to be a cable issue.

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