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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:21 pm 
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I was recently running a 4 port USB hub, but it was usb 1.1. only, so after advice here I bought a PCMCIA USB 2.0 4 port which I have plugged into the side of my laptop. This means I can now attach my mouse, printer and 2 USB external hard drives.

Except it is only finding one of the drives. Why won't it find the other? The green light is on on the hard drive - so there is power.

When I plug it in I hear 2 noises one straight after the other. These are the Windows noises for recognising hardware that's just been plugged in - a digital sort of "uh-huh" (kind of affirmative, yup something's just plugged in), but then straight after I get the "uh-uh" (kind of negative, it's been unplugged again noise) although I haven't unplugged it.

In other words it's like it is spotting it but then disactivating it straight away.

Why is this?

EDIT: a strange thing that happens is when I unplug it and plug it back in, the autoplay function opens and it presents the contents of the other hard drive. Could they both be assigned to drive F with one masking the other? How would I separate them?

If I unplug the 'real' drive F hard drive, and just have the other hard drive in nothing happens though. It used to be drive E.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:28 pm 
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Drive lettering sequence all depends what happens is removable drives are given the next logical letter available therefore if you plugged the one that used to be e into the usb 2 device its looked and seen it as a new device and added it to f next in sequence and so on, as for only seeing one drive when both plugged in how are the drives powered via the usb or additional power sometimes a drive requires more than the usb allows for and needs a lil extra juice so to speak.

get me the make and model of your stuff again and will see what i can figure out for you screen shots would help aswell


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:14 pm 
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just going away for a couple of days - will be in touch when I get back though - thanks for offer of help!! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:20 pm 
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No probs


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