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External Harddrive Ignorance...

Hello. And thank you for taking your time to read my problem.

I have this Belkin 4-Port USB Hub (F5U233-APL) on WIndows XP pro. sp3.

It works fine, except when I plug in my Seagate FreeAgent Go 100 gig hdd.
All other devices (iPod, flash drive, etc) works but the big external ones are not recognized. Nothing happens when it is plugged in. Its not just with the seagate; my other hdd, western digital external doesnt work either...

* Seagate FreeAgent Go, when plugged in, only blinks its led rapidly.

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  • Jkwoner Jun 11, 2008

    I'd really like to use my hub...

    edit>>> my hub is USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible. but it is connected to a USB 1.1 pci... is that the problem why my external hdd cant connect to my hub??

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I've seen this happen with hubs being connected to external hard drives before.

Do you have a free usb port on the back of your computer you can plug it into?

That should fix the problem.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jun 11, 2008

    It could have something to do with how the power is distributed into the usb hub or how the serial port is asigned.

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