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Seagate external hard disk not detected in front panel USB port

By vignesh0025
Mar 14, 2012
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  1. Hello, i am using a seagate 1TB harddisk. When i connect it to usb port in front panel of my CPU, the computer is not detecting it.

    But When i connect it to usb port in back panel of my cpu, It works fine. My system detects the hard disk and and everything is fine. How to correct this strange problem

    Note : my Pen drive and other USB things works fine in all the ports in both front panel and back panel.
    Please help me.each and Every time when i want to connect my hard disk, I have to take my CPU out from its shelf and connect it in the back usb port. Its tideous for me.
  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 938   +44

    Well not exactly knowing what type of a computer we are talking about here, I can only say, that what your are reporting is completely normal. Most computers I've ever touched have passive styled USB ports on the front of the computer, and aggressive USB ports off the back that can handle just about anything you can hook up to it.

    So stop trying to connect that external hard drive off the front, not enough power and not enough data exchange rates. I would recommend that if you have all your USB ports off the back of the computer taken, I would start thinking seriously about an "amplified" 4 port USB HUB. Remember the HUB your looking for has it's own power source, and does not relying on the computer at all for it's power.

    The following one is a good one, a friend of mine got her's about a month ago and has not yet reported any problems.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... - Network / USB / Firewire-_-Syba-_-17801083

    Hope this all helps.... :)


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