I’ve tried to google this issue but I can’t find any answers.
I have a 2TB WD MY Book powered 3.5 HD, with a Toshiba Satellite A500 laptop.
The HD works perfectly fine through a powered USB hub to my laptop but when connected directly to my laptop will not work. It wont even display the white light on the front. If I wiggle the USB I may get a quick flash but besides that no recognition at all. I’ve tried this in all 3 USB ports by the way.
Well why don’t you just use it in the hub you say? Good question and I do but this means as it’s a powered hub even when the computer is off the HD is still on.
Turn it off you may say, this is a pain as the powerboard is behind my desk and I will have to pull it out all the time…
I digress… If anyone has solved this issue before can you please let me know.