Xhat & USB Hard drive

Hey all was thinking of getting a harddrive loaded with roms and putting it into the picade…

my questions are.

  • will the Xhat power a hard drive?

  • will the retropi pull roms from the images on the hard drive?

Cheers

As to the first question, I think its more of a question of whether the Pi can supply enough current to drive the hard drive. Its limited to 1.2 total Amps across the 4 USB ports. The Pi 4B anyway.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/faqs/#pi-power

thanks once again ill give it a try and see what happens!!