1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
       20 Jul 2016 #1

    Problem while connecting external hard disk


    When i connect my hdd ,it sAYSpower DRAWING TOOMUCH and sometimes it doesn't support
    when i connect other usb no problem is there. Help
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,872
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Jul 2016 #2

    What type of external HDD are you trying to connect? Is it a 2.5" laptop style hard drive or a 3.5" desktop style hard drive? All 3.5" desktop hard drives will require an external power source to connect them via USB. Your computer seems to be a newer computer so power at the USB ports should not be a problem for a 2.5" laptop hard drive. You can try a power boosting Y-cable like this:
    USB 2 0 A Female to 2 Dual USB Male Hub Power Adapter Y Splitter Cable Cord SGCC | eBay

    That will split the power draw between two USB ports if you have two USB ports next to each other on the computer.

    Even the Y-cable will not work for a 3.5" hard drive, though, it requires it's own real power supply.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 10
    windows 10
       24 Jul 2016 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    What type of external HDD are you trying to connect? Is it a 2.5" laptop style hard drive or a 3.5" desktop style hard drive? All 3.5" desktop hard drives will require an external power source to connect them via USB. Your computer seems to be a newer computer so power at the USB ports should not be a problem for a 2.5" laptop hard drive. You can try a power boosting Y-cable like this:
    USB 2 0 A Female to 2 Dual USB Male Hub Power Adapter Y Splitter Cable Cord SGCC | eBay

    That will split the power draw between two USB ports if you have two USB ports next to each other on the computer.

    Even the Y-cable will not work for a 3.5" hard drive, though, it requires it's own real power supply.
    Lenovo-F309-USB3-0-External-Hard is its name and i don't know much about it
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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