My dell laptop wont pick up my external hard drive what should i do Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Dell External Hard Drive Storage Last response: March 4, 2012 3:21 PM in Storage Share zahrah7861 March 4, 2012 12:11:03 PM i have an external hard drive when i put it into my laptop via the usb port it comes up in my devices and printers but i cant open it and access my things plus it doesnt show up in my computer either whys that can someone help me please????? More about : dell laptop wont pick external hard drive RetiredChief a b D Laptop a c 353 G Storage March 4, 2012 3:21:27 PM Question is the USB enclusure powered by an ac adaprote or does it get it's power from the USB port? USB2 can only provide a MAX of 0.5 amps (that means device can not exceed 2.5 Watts). Some times they use a usb cable that will plug into to usb2 ports to provide additional power. USB3 increases the amount of power available to devices. Myself, for external HDDs I either use a powered eneclosure or I plug the HDD in to a powered usb Hub. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My external hard drive wont pick up on my pc or mac Forum My dell laptop is not finding the external DVD drive and what should i do i can find in the setup but after openin in windows Forum I put new hard drive dell 2600 laptop wont boot up? Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Wont Show Up Forum SolvedExternal hard drive wont get recognized by any computer. I want to recover my data although it wont pop up Forum computer dell optiplex gx280 won't recognize external hard drive after win 7 update Forum My Dell Vostro won't read my WD external hard drive Forum i would like to get an external usb hard drive for more storage of video and text/writing files on my dell latitude d630. What Forum Starting up acer laptop with USB external hard drive Forum my hp g60 laptop wont recognize my external lacie hard drive, why Forum Is it possible to set up an external hard drive so both laptop and computer can access it? Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Wont Show Up? Forum WD My Book Essential 1T External Hard drive won't show up on PC Forum SolvedWhat external Hard drive should I buy for my PS3? Forum SolvedI just got a new hard drive to install my games on and it isn't coming up in my computer what should i do? Forum External hard drive won't show up Forum Laptop won't install from external hard drive that's confirmed working Forum SolvedI also have a emachine and I switched a hard drive that had win 7 on it and it won't boot up so what can I do to fix it? Forum My dell inspiron laptop wont pick up anything from the usb ports Forum Laptop won't recognize external hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !