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: 7,186   +469

    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: 422   +7

    no, as i said, it works fine with my second PC
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