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What the heck is this thing and why doesn't windows pick it up?

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2 years ago#11
Do you have the drive connected with just a normal USB cable? Some drives want a plug that has two USB connectors on it. That way they can pull twice the power to spin up the drive.

The look like this: http://www.toshibadirect.com/images/ui3/accessories/toshiba-usb-y-cable-ba82010-300.gif
2 years ago#12
SScorpio posted...
Do you have the drive connected with just a normal USB cable? Some drives want a plug that has two USB connectors on it. That way they can pull twice the power to spin up the drive.

The look like this: http://www.toshibadirect.com/images/ui3/accessories/toshiba-usb-y-cable-ba82010-300.gif


I was going to say this too. I have a portable harddrive that looks like that and will not work unless you use the double USB cable to give it more power.
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