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Can you connect USB Extrenal HD to AA
#439941 12/01/20 07:58 PM
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I have been using a USB flash drive for years on my Axiom Airs to play my music. I now have a Axiom Air Transformer connected to my home stereo, also playing music via the USB drive.

Recently, a Western Digital 500 GB MyBook external hard drive became available to me, and I would like to use it to play my music on the Transformer. It connects via USB also. Is this possible to use with the Transformer or can you only attach USB flash drives to it?

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linkstatic #439949 12/02/20 12:47 PM
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Well, I just thought I would plug the WDMyCloud 500 GB USB external hard drive into the Axiom Air Transformer and see if I could access music files on it.

It works perfectly, connects and plays my music files from it just fine.

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linkstatic #439955 12/03/20 04:18 AM
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Thanks for answering your own question. I read it and was hoping that was the answer. I’m about to buy a new hard drive for all my music files and run it thru an axiom air transformer. So I’m glad that works. If a 500 gb works than I’m assuming a 1 tb will work or bigger too.


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linkstatic #440606 01/08/21 08:21 PM
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It's always best to use an external USB drive that is self powered. Many that are not will still work, but some will pull too much current from the AA and cause random shutdowns, etc.

Andrew

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Thanks Andrew. Good advice. It’s gonna sit insitu anyway so I will do that then. Any advice on HDD vs SSD and electrical noise they make ?

Thanks for all the videos you’ve been doing and chats with people. Nice work. I like your matter of fact approach and cutting thru the BS.


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linkstatic #440659 01/13/21 07:35 PM
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I would absolutely go with SSD if possible.
Thanks for the compliment regarding the videos!

Andrew

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