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Buffalo HDD 500 Gb portable, plugged it into my HP laptop and the blue LED on the Portable HDD just blinks even after the status bar oads, Normal or Problem?

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Hi,
Its not a problem,whenever you will connect buffalo HDD to you laptop it will blink.

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