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I recently bought a Western Digital 500GB USB external Hard Drive and have a problem on it. It can be detected by my PC but cannot open the files inside it. when I attempt to open files on my external HD it start to freeze including my PC. what i do is to unplug the HD then my PC back to normal. what I like to know is what is happening and why this happens? hope you could share some your expertise... HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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It may need to be plugged into a powered USB hub to get it to work.
I've had the same problem on certain PCs and plugging it directly into a powered hub resolves that problem. I picked up a small powered hub just for that reason that I keep with my drives.

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First off, have you downloaded ANYTHING onto that hard drive?

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Can find them on eBay, if you can narrow down on the manufacture date. For the model I had, either Acbel AD6008 OR Asian Power Devices (APD) DA-30C01 work. I ordered a replacement which worked - but my real problem was needing a new hard drive casing. So now I have 2 power cords I don't need...but at least I have my data.

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Take it our of the external encasing and plug it in directly to your motherboard. This has worked for me in the past. I just had my second wd external harddrive crash so now I will do the same process all over again.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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