What you say would make sense. December 09, , I wouldn’t be surprised at that actually Allan as when they first came on the market we had quite a few failures on the forum here and nearly all were down to failing drives. December 08, , Decided to test the drive further by removing it from the casing , removing the small circuit board that connects to a standard SATA and power connection on the drive WD Scorpio Blue and installed it in my system. And guess what it works!! I rebuilt my old system today and when I tried my USB drive on this sysem it also failed.
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Is the problem that the motherboard isn’t seeing the drive on bootup or is it not finding it during a Windows session as well? It’s worth a try Allanm but of course a Y splitter will only increase the current capacity not the voltage as it will just supply two lots of the same volts.
Come back here for other comments. Just completed my testing with a friends WD usb drive and it is working OK on my system.
So problem is with my drive or so I thought! Thanks for your help with this Even if it’s not your motherboard, I invite you to read this post. I have now come to the conclusion that my USB drive is broken!
Ga-z68ap-d3 USB problem
What you say would make sense. As you said though for a couple of quid it’s worth trying anyway.
December 09, Home Help Login Register. I can only conclude that the fault is in the USB circuit boardbut on the up side I have an additional GB drive in my system.
Dark Mantis on December 05, Try it and come back here for comments.
Only cost a couple of quid! December 08, Neither of the two computers on which I was testing this drive were putting out enough voltage to the USB cable.
If not the ga-z68ap-d board we had quite a few where the cable end plug wasn’t going deep enough to make a connection. Dark Mantis 10typesofpeopleoneswhoknow binaryandoneswhodont.
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Ga-z68ap-d3 USB problem
I wouldn’t be surprised at that actually Allan as when they first came on the market we had quite a few failures on the forum here and nearly all were down to failing drives. December 05, December 06, So I got out my trusty multimeter. Decided to test the drive further by removing it from the casingremoving the small circuit board that connects to a standard SATA and power connection on the drive WD Scorpio Blue and installed it in my system.
Please do let us know the outcome though. Might be worth checking. The crazy thing is that on my older systemalso a Gigabyte Mobo with Windows 7 64bit the drive works just fine!
GIGABYTE USB Motherboards
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Have tried all usb2 and usb3 ports all give the same result. I am not techie enough to use multi-meter at the moment. To confirm this is the case my gifabyte who is visiting at the weekend is bring his drive Same type and model as mine to put on to my system.