I wanted to move out my data from my old XP computer(which is soon going to be sold) to a external hard drive. I got a WD Elements SE Portable 1TB.In the shop,it looked wee small and very cute-but-means-business. In every way I liked it except the USB2.0.
And then I reached my home....
Plugged it into my XP SP2 computer, and got this message"USB Device not recognized. One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned...bla..bla bla and bla...."
So to checked whether the device itself was at fault,I plugged it intoi my Win 7 computer....And it showed up!!
So folks my question is what's happening and how can I solve this??
If your drive is powered from the USB port, then try a Y-cable.
A standard USB port is current limited to 500mA. A Seagate ST9500325AS drive, for example, requires about 850mA during spinup, and about 400mA thereafter. A Y-cable is therefore sometimes necessary to pick up power from two USB ports.
You guys are geniuses. I was using a USB extension cable of 1.5m from the I/O panel at the back so it never worked. So when I plugged it in the I/O panel Voila!!
It still is a bit tedious though putting it at the back!! So I think I should use the Y-Cable!!