1tb seagate usb external hdd not detected

August 9, 2011 at 04:18:30
Specs: Windows XP
i am using seagate dashboard 1 tb portable usb external hdd. the problem is -
when i try to connect it to my pc in front pannel it shows nothing and i try to connect it rear of my pc it was connected . i can't understanding the problem i face.
i am using pendrive in front pannel and rear they are working properly..but this seagate portable hdd is only working when it connected at rear of my pc it didn't accepting front pannel usb ports
please tell me the reason of this critical problem .
i am using xp2 and my board is intel .
i have been installed all usb supporting drivers and enabled boot at bios ..
i am only face this problem with this seagate portable 1 tb hdd.
please get me reply

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#1
August 9, 2011 at 05:11:35
What's the problem? Just plug the drive into the rear instead of the front - problem solved. And why haven't you upgraded to SP3 yet? It's "only" been available for 3 years.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/e...


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#2
August 9, 2011 at 07:56:58
An external hard drive (or an external optical drive) requires that the USB port (or TWO USB ports) you plug it into can supply 500ma (1/2 amp) of current.

The lower down front ports on a desktop tower case are usually individually connected to one USB port connection on a header on the mboard, so those should be able to supply 500ma each. However, the wiring between the mboard header and the lower down front ports is sometimes inadequate on some computer cases, more likely if it's an el-cheapo case, or an older case you installed a newer mboard in.

If the case has additional USB ports up higher that are in a USB hub, or if the lower down front ports are not individually connected to one USB port connection on a header on the mboard, not all devices work when connected to a USB hub that has multiple ports connected to only one USB port connection on a mboard header.

More info....

Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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