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USB 3.0 Pendrive not working in front usb 2.0 port


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#1
Hey guys i bought hpx705w usb 3.0 drive.Its not working in front usb ports of my desktop but works fine when plugged in back usb ports.And also works fine on my laptop usb ports. What should i do ?
Running windows 8
 

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Berton

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#2
Do any other USB devices work when plugged into the front ports?
 

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Berton

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I've seen speculation that some front ports simply don't get the same amount of power from the motherboard as the rear ports do, seems to be valid. I have a couple of computers that don't have front ports so I use USB Hubs that fit in place of a floppy drive and take their power from the power supply, similar to the External USB Self-Powered Hubs.
 

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I've seen speculation that some front ports simply don't get the same amount of power from the motherboard as the rear ports do, seems to be valid. I have a couple of computers that don't have front ports so I use USB Hubs that fit in place of a floppy drive and take their power from the power supply, similar to the External USB Self-Powered Hubs.
I dont think its a power issue as other devices seems to be working fine on same ports but its just this usb 3.0 pendrive that dont work.
Do u think it might be a driver issue ?
 

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vrosa

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#6
It's strange. In my case The problem is when I connect older USB 2.0 Phones/Devices to my USB 3.0 ports. It recognizes the mobiles but I cant see storage space (cards).

Have you tried to assign a drive letter to the device using Disk Management?

:)
 

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I have had some difficulty with certain types of USB 3 drives. For example, I have 2 Patriot TAB USB 3 drives that I keep connected to the front panel USB3 ports. Just recently I upgraded them to the same type, but larger size. One works fine, but the other only works at USB 2 speeds in the front. On the back panel it will run at USB3 speeds. Since one works fine and the other doesn't, I suspect the physical construction of the USB 3 pins on the drive that are recessed is somehow involved.
 

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    ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev 3.0
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    ... and tons of audio software ...

    I also keep two USB 3 thumb drives (A: and B:) attached with boot recovery and security stuff that I can boot into from BIOS in case of emergency
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I have had some difficulty with certain types of USB 3 drives. For example, I have 2 Patriot TAB USB 3 drives that I keep connected to the front panel USB3 ports. Just recently I upgraded them to the same type, but larger size. One works fine, but the other only works at USB 2 speeds in the front. On the back panel it will run at USB3 speeds. Since one works fine and the other doesn't, I suspect the physical construction of the USB 3 pins on the drive that are recessed is somehow involved.
So what should i do now ?
 

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#9
It's strange. In my case The problem is when I connect older USB 2.0 Phones/Devices to my USB 3.0 ports. It recognizes the mobiles but I cant see storage space (cards).

Have you tried to assign a drive letter to the device using Disk Management?

:)
Its not listed in disk management.
 

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arachnaut

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So what should i do now ?
I can only suggest you get a USB extension cable and run it from the back, use that in the front.

Or perhaps you can exchange it for another and see if the problem goes away.
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom-build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.3 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev 3.0
    Memory
    16 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (4 banks 4GB DIMM DDR3 8-8-8-24 5-32-12-7 1T 1.5V)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
    Sound Card
    Firewire Focusrite Saffire Pro 14
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W2353V
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 of Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS (2TB ea.);
    1 of Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 (2TB);
    1 of Hitachi Deskstar HDS722020ALA330 (2TB);
    2 of Seagate Desktop ST4000DM000-1F2168 (4TB)
    PSU
    Corsair AX850 Gold
    Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Cooling
    ThermalTake Silent 1156
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Internet Speed
    7Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
    Other Info
    Event Studio Precision 6 powered audio monitors;
    Boston Acoustics CS Sub 10 Powered Subwoofer;
    NI Kore controller;
    NI Maschine controller;
    M-Audio Axiom 61 keyboard controller; expression pedal; sustain pedal;

    ... and tons of audio software ...

    I also keep two USB 3 thumb drives (A: and B:) attached with boot recovery and security stuff that I can boot into from BIOS in case of emergency

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