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USB 3 drives may need more power than the camera can provide. My USB 3 drives came with Y-shaped cable (one connector to the drive, two connectors to a computer) to draw power from two USB ports. These drives do not work when connected only to one USB port on my computer, they just click and cannot start.
Um, are you saying that your drive is powered externally, NOT through USB? In this case I cannot help. My Sony BD player is very finicky in this matter. It works with Buffalo USB-powered drives, but does not work with older Buffalo drives that have external power, go figure. Works with WD drive too.