i bought wd passport essential 500 gb a couple of months back.
till date it was working fine but as soon as i attached it to a manhattan usb hub(4 in 1),
it worked for a while and suddenly went out of detection.
Now it is not detected in any of my computers, and the light in it continuously stays on when connected instead of flickering.
pls. help, i have a lot of imp. data in it.
and i dont have a backup...
is it corrupt or the hardware is blown out?
my frnd says, the cheap usb hub has cleared its partition due to electric load? is it true?
I did the same thing. After plugging my hard drive into the USB hub the computer won't detect it anymore. I tried plugging it directly into the computer and now every time I plug it in the computer tells me one of my usb items is using too much power so it's been disabled. And that's pretty much that.
I believe that something fried on the PCB.. And my question is, if however find another one drive same as mine, and swap the PCB, would be able to access my data??
My disk is (was) WD My Passport Essential 500gb (the usb 2.0 model, not usb 3.0)
I replaced the external casing of the HD and its working.....
then i connected the HD with new casing which has two usb cables popping out of it to my new pc and that fried up my mobo...i rma'ed it... then i figured out that such usb powered devices(high power sucking) must not be plugged in front usb port...use back ports only...its now working fine
BTW what is the use of dual mouthed usb cable (male) ?