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My philips external harddrive (SDE3271) (250Gb)when we try and install the drive it keeps coming up with power surge on the USB hub port. It also keeps on beeping.

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  • Kartz25 Oct 01, 2008

    I also have the same problem on similar Philips HDD (Requires 500mA).
    I have checked all my usb ports (each is 500mA), and tried connecting the Y-cable to separate usb root hubs, but the hdd could still not be detected.

    It does work on another computer, it just does not work on mine. I am not sure what else I need to check out. Anyone can help?


  • IT aid
    IT aid May 11, 2010

    hi
    did you try connect the hard drive directly to pc?

    how many devices you got connccted to the hub and is it powered from pc or it has it own power suplly?


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Yes , it worked.
I got my hands on a good usb powered hub and it finally worked. I tried it with a cheaper hub initially..
Thanks for the recommendation.

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The power required by the DRIVE is not there,
so connect it directy to your cpu, or use a hub which also have a power option

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A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

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5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especialy true if you move a HUB to another port

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If it gets its power from the USB port then by adding a hub you are essentially dividing the amount of power supplied by the number of ports extended.

One possible solution that could solve that situation would be to get what is called a powered hub. Which is exactly as the name suggests. The Hub has an external power supply so that it can provide even power to all of the ports.

I hope this helps
If not please post an update and I can try to find a better solution
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