HD Disconnects

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Hey

Tonight my External Hard Drive has started disconnecting randomly whenever my iPod is connected along with it. I can use it on its own, but it only happens when I introduce the iPod.

I think its something to do with the power to the USB's following some research, but i cant find a decent solution.

Help, Thanks!
 
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Hey people, ive updates all everything and the problem still occurs only now the hard drive disconnects while plugged in on its own.

Its a USB powered samsung s2 500gb drive.

any idea? :S Cheers
 
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- Go to computer management -> Disk management and verify whether you have sufficient drive letters, normally windows allocates automatically a drive letter to newly connected devices. verify whether your HDD still exits while connecting and after connected.See whether the drive letter changes.

http://www.rapidenumerique.fr : http://www.rapidesaisie.fr
http://www.saisiededonnees-idf.fr : http://www.saisie-de-donnees-idf.fr
 
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Does the drive spin down as if it's being powered down? You could try disabling

USB selective suspend in advanced power options for your power plan.

control panel-system and sec - power - change plan settings -advanced

Potentially uses up battery faster on a laptop if you do that btw.
 
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@bnpnu70 the HD was given drive letter D, I reconnected it and it was given F. Surely they should be the same :/

@optimalnrg I tried disabling that but the problem still persists
 
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C = 128GB SSD
F = External Drive
Q = Not sure, but is called m4-ct128m4ssd2 ata device [which is the driver for my SSD]

Help pls!
 
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