Originally Posted by Kymmy
Just because you put on perhaps a 2amp supply it doesn't mean to say that the device will use more than then it needs
Either use a USB psu or as already suggested a powered hub
I was really surprised to find that the Western Digital drive didn't have a power in socket but my mac mini accesses it ok when plugged directly into it. My LG player gives it enough power to turn its light on but not enough to work.
Anyway... If you hear a big bang... LOL