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FreeAgent GoFlex Drive works on every computer but mine

By DLambie
Oct 7, 2012
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  1. One of my many drive is the FreeAgent GoFlex Drive 1.5 TB pocket sized external drive - it works fine on every other computer but on mine it stopped working - actually when I plug it in to my computer it freezes my computer every time I plug it in however to unfreeze my computer all I have to do is unplug the drive (plug-in and unplug I mean connect and disconnect USB cable from my USB port on my computer).

    I have a 700 watt Power supply and my other USB devices work just fine which includes all my other external hard drives - I did replace my Geforce 8800 GT grap[hics card with the Geforce GTx550 Ti graphics card.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. alexe3831

    alexe3831 TS Enthusiast Posts: 122

    Have you tried connecting it to a different USB port? It's possible that the port you are using is miswired and is putting out the wrong amount of voltage.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,450   +324

    USB slots are all the same voltage and ONLY supply 500ma each.
    Some USB hds need more power and are bright enough to provide a "Y" cable to pull power from two slots.

    While the powers supply would seem to be more than adequate, the USB hardware on the motherboard would
    appear to be {a} overly sensitive to to 500ma limit or {b} just plain bad in this regard - - this is a deduction from
    your statement that the drive can be used in other system.

    Make sure you are using a USB 2.0 slot and not a USB1.1 slot
     


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