Strange problem with USB External Hard drive

By Punkid
Sep 23, 2009
  1. i have got this external drive ( laptop hard drive made external using a IDE to USB bridge) and when i connect it to my pc it works fine...but as soon as i paste a file in the drive it disconnects and connects remains connected until i try to paste a file again and it happens again...sometimes, it doesnt happen immediately when i paste a file but happens during the process of copying the file....the same drive worked fine on my second pc and even worked fine with my main pc for once...

    any idea to what might be going wrong?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,876   +332

    Maybe there is something wrong with the IDE to USB adapter or perhaps you have a bent or damaged pin at the connector.
  3. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 419

    no, as i said, it works fine with my second PC
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.