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Toshiba Canvio 1T in USB Hub

by peggylenox / March 20, 2014 3:02 AM PDT

I have a 1T Toshiba Canvio which I've had since Christmas. I use it to store music, mostly operas, both audio and vidio. At present, it's about 3/4 full. I've had it plugged into a hub and it worked without a problem, but suddenly it is not recognizing it.

When I put the Toshiba into a laptop or even my old Samsung Netbook, it works fine and I can access everything. I have other smaller flash drives on the same USB hub and they continue to work. Recently, I thought I had lost everything on the drive until I plugged it into the other computers.

The hub is 3/2, as my computer has only usb2.

Any thoughts?

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May fail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2014 3:07 AM PDT

Due to too many items I can't write it all here, this can happen. I'd plug it directly to the the laptop and to sidestep the power issue use the usual USB Y-Cable.

As to STORAGE, you may be repeating a common misconception. These are no reliable enough to be called storage but a fine copy. If you don't backup, you may repeat what so many others have experienced. At least some one warned you.

Yes, it worked before but I consider such a setup unreliable and would never suggest this.
Bob

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May Fail
by peggylenox / March 20, 2014 6:16 AM PDT
In reply to: May fail.

Yeah, I know it could fail, but I've run out of space on my HD to put all these operas. I'm a bit obsessed!

Okay, dumb question time: What is a "usual USB Y-Cable" and how does one use it?

Thanks,

Peggy

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Keep in mind these are at amazon.com
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2014 6:49 AM PDT
In reply to: May Fail

And I see them on google.com as well. Since laptop USB ports can be limited in power and the Canvio I looked at is USB powered then the reason we don't put it on the USB hub is well, we don't if we want it to work at its best.

Google USB Y cable to see what it is but it grabs more power for the drive.
Bob

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