Attach an external drive.


Im kinda new at this. But is there any possibility to connect a external drive (SSD in enclosure) to a BBB without using any USB-hub with a power supply?
Or will I burn something if I attempt to do this?


It will most likely never power up. Unless it takes less than 500mA which is the limit of the USB host port on the board. You need to at least power the HDD from an external power input.


I haven’t tried this (though I keep meaning to), but my WD Passport portable drive boots off a standard USB 1.0
port, which I guess is current-limited to 500mA., so I think it would boot off a BBB.

(The problem may well be not just running current, fairly low, but startup current, which could be pretty high.)