External hard Drive connection issues Tags: Hard Drives Connection Computer External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 8, 2010 1:37 PM in Storage Share couggod October 8, 2010 9:32:28 AM When I connect my Toshiba external HDD to my computer through a USB male to female adapter, it makes a clicking sound. But when I connect directly to the computer with its supplied cable I get no problems with it, what's causing this? More about : external hard drive connection issues chunkymonster a b G Storage October 8, 2010 11:52:21 AM Have you tried using other USB ports? DO they give the same result; clicking? The USB port may not be supplying enough power to the drive. Also worth trying another USB cable, just to eliminate possibilities. m 0 l KingArcher October 8, 2010 1:37:35 PM Use a Y-cable and connect two usb ports to the drive so that it gets more current. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI have a Western Digital 3TB external hard drive connectivity issue. Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Issues Forum Solvedconnection type in a toshiba external hard drive ? Forum SolvedHow do I check external hard drive for possible issues? Forum extracting file issues on external hard drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive connected to router? Forum External Hard Drive Issues Forum Does SATA external hard drive work with usb connection Forum SolvedConnecting an External Hard drive to multiple users Forum SolvedThree TB external hard drive issue Forum SolvedToshiba Canvio Connect or Toshiba Slim II External Hard Drive For Me? Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Issue Forum SolvedExternal hard drive not connecting? Forum SolvedAdded external hard drive to an old computer, need to know pros and cons of connections Forum SolvedPort to connect external hard drive in a laptop Forum External Hard Drive connection and skipping problem Forum Solvedmy Iomega external hard drive will not connect. only option given is to format Forum SolvedHow to connect External Hard drive to USB Hub Forum SolvedExternal Hard drive Partition not recognized when connected as internal Forum Cannot seem to find a solution - External Hard Drive Issues Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !