I already have a USB Y cable and I would try that but here the thing.
For some retarded ass reason I plugged the external hard drive into the front USB ports and let it click. Then I put the computer to sleep. as soon as it went to the sleep the drive spun up, and after I woke it up the blue light lit up and the drive works perfectly now. I hate computers sometimes.
BUT, when I put the computer to "sleep" all the fans are still going as if it never really went to sleep. The monitor and the HDD LEDs turn off but with my old motherboard everything would turn off. It sounds and looks like its still on, is this normal?