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Trying to transfer music files from 250 to 320

I have a 250 gb freeagent that has mp3's taking up all but 27 gb. just got a new seagate 320 and want to transfer the muzik on the 250 to the 320 but when both are connected, the 320's light tends to go between bright and dim as if it is "breathing". the drive then cuts off not even being reconized and i never have enough time to transfer the stuff i need. i think it may b the power cord as i've swapped the cables and the drive with the old cord tends to work but i am not sure if i can have both hooked up to my desktop. my desktop has 3 gigs of ram if it even matters...could them being hooked up at the same time be the problem? or is it the power cord?

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Re: trying to transfer music files from 250 to 320

Do they have their own external power, or do they run only off of your computers power? If they are the latter then it could be a problem. If they have external power then maybe the new 320GB is faulty, it happens.

P.S. The bright and dimming of the light, the "breathing" is the method that many external enclosures use to indicate activity of the HD. My guess is that that's normal, and shows that your files are being transferred/read.

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