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#270588 16-May-2020 16:42
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I have an old Seagate portable USB drive that has started oscillating on and off in rapid succession whenever it is plugged in. The drive is very briefly (split-second) recognised, then it disconnects, then it connects again, over and over and over. 


I pulled the drive from the enclosure and put it in another one and it works fine, so the problem is obviously with the enclosure. My question: Is this a known issue and is it fixable? Why is it doing this?


Edited to add: I just put a different drive, probably one that requires less power, into the Seagate enclosure and it seems to work fine. This suggests that the issue is a power one, yet the Seagate enclosure has worked fine on different devices for years. What would cause this change?





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  #2484939 16-May-2020 16:50
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The device isn't getting enough power would be my first thought.

Have you tried unplugging all other USB devices - does the problem stop?

Also does the other enclosure use two USB ports, and the original one only use one?

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