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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I bought a Simpletech signature
Your USB port is incapable of supplying the required amps of power. ALL these little 2.5" drives need up to 1000 milliamps of juice,
regardless of who makes them. I have yet to find any PC that can supply more than 500ma from a single USB port (and even that is optimistic). That is precisely why several portable drive manufacturers supply a USB splitter lead to facilitate an extra 500ma of power. (But some charge extra for this lead).
SImpletech supply the splitter lead with the drive, so please try it, as it may solve the problem.
In addition, some makers, including Simpletech, provide a 5 volt auxiliary power socket on the drive case in (unacknowledged) admission that many people do not have a second spare USB port and that, even if they have, it isn't a reliable source of power anyway! Also, they don't supply the necessary PSU and they deliberately withhold the necessary specification for the needed PSU. You need a 5 volt, 1000 milliamp power adapter costing anything from $10 to $30 (ridiculous!)
These solutions should be tried before assuming the PCs USB port is faulty, because it 'probably' isn't.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
SOURCE: USB port malfunction
CHECK THE RATING ON YOUR POWER SUPPLY BECAUSE SOME LAPTOPS WILL REGISTER THE POWER CONNECTION PORT AS A USB PORT AND IF YOUR POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE IS TO HIGH FOR THE COMPUTER IT WILL REGISTER IT AS SUCH, "HUB-PORT" IS SHORT FOR MAINBOARD PORT ON SOME DELLS. UNPLUG YOUR POWER SUPPLY AND CHECK THE RATING ON IT COMPARED TO THE DELLS INPUT VOLTAGE, THE INFORMATION IS NEXT TO YOUR SERIAL NUMBERS AND LABELS ON BOTH PEICES KEEP ME POSTED... JON-T
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
SOURCE: Samsung LA40C530 LCD USB limit
I have tested the LA40C530 Samsung with a 300GB external hard disk and it works well without any issue. My guess is that it should support 500GB as well. I have played video/music/pictures on my WD 300GB HDD.
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank Ajay, I will also try on a 500GB disk"
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