1.    12 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 537
    Windows 10

    "Brute Force" disconnecting USB External HDD


    Hi,

    I have 1 HDD connected to one USB 3.0 Port. When I connect a second HDD to another USB 3.0 Port, windows automatically Disconnects/Reconnects the First HDD.
    I can listen the Motor of the HDD going down, exactly as if I removed the Power Supply.
    This is not good. It will result in Damage of the HDD, probably with Head Crash.

    How to prevent this "brute force" disconnecting?
    Thank you
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  2.    12 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 266
    Windows 10 Home

    It's probably to much of a drain on your power supply. I use a powered USB hub when I want to connect two or more portable hard drives. If you decide to get one, make sure the hub has its own power source.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    12 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 537
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by TrustMe View Post
    It's probably to much of a drain on your power supply. I use a powered USB hub when I want to connect two or more portable hard drives. If you decide to get one, make sure the hub has its own power source.
    Hi TrustMe,
    Thank you.
    One HDD as a Power Rating of 1A the other is about 700mA.
    USB 3.0 should be able to handle this without any Problem at all.
    It could be an issue, but I really do not believe very much on that.
    There must be something else going on.
    Regards.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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