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External USB HDD not being detected, beeping

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December 28, 2012 8:00:55 AM

I have a 640GB Transcend USB 2.0 hard drive that sometimes won't be detected and keeps beeping. Unplugging and re-plugging in the cable always fixes this, but it's annoying to have to keep unplugging and re-plugging, not to mention probably not good for the drive.

I've gone to device manager -> USB controllers -> right click, scan for hardware changes, but it doesn't help.

I've got a cable with two USB ends, and I've plugged both into USB 2.0 ports at the back of my desktop computer. I do have USB 3.0 ports - would it be a good idea to plug both cable ends into USB 3.0 ports for additional power, or is this a bad idea? Should I plug one into USB 3.0 and one into 2.0?
December 30, 2012 5:45:20 PM

Bump?
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January 3, 2013 5:21:36 PM

No-one?
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January 5, 2013 8:15:24 AM

This is still a problem..
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January 14, 2013 9:19:14 PM

it beeps even with both ends plugged in? its OK to use both USB 3.0 ports.
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