USB Switch & On/Off?


Old 01-15-09, 03:56 AM
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USB Switch & On/Off?

I have a Sans Digital 4-Bay TowerRaid hard drive enclosure that has auto-shutdown when the power to the USB connection is turned off. I would like to use this on a switcher so I can have it connected to both my computer and my media player (Popcorn Hour A-110) and not have to plug and unplug cables. This way I can copy files from my computer to the hd's, then switch and play the files from the hd's on the media player. Then when I power off the media player the tower bay will shut down also.

However, the tower bay doesn't shut down when I have it connected to my current switch. It will only shut down when directly connected to the media player. Is there a switch that would work for this? So when I have the switch set to the media player and shut down the media player, the tower bay will also shut down?

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Old 01-16-09, 10:32 AM
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What switch are you currently using? I've never used such a product, but I quick google search shows some options you may wish to explore:

Mini 2-Port USB 2.0 A / B Manual Switch share usb devices with two computers IOGEAR USB 2.0 Peripherals Sharing Switch (GUB201): Electronics

Or if you want to DIY:

I am the Hitechnoid: USB on/off-switch mod

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