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 Post subject: Roswill hub and WD HDD/flash drives
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:00 am 
8086
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Hello, forum!

Connected my external WD HDD 4TB and three flash drives 32 & 16 & 4 MB to my HP laptop with Roswill 2.0 USB 7-ports hub.

Laptop didn't recognized them, no matter what I did - reboot, checked BIOS, check device manager. They were working perfectly fine just before I connected them to laptop through hub. I added a hub for convenience of switching, b/c laptop have only 2 usb ports.

I disconnected a hub and tried to connect HDD and flash drives directly to laptop, but now they're not recognized by laptop at all!
I tried again everything again: reboot, BIOS, device manager, uninstall USB drivers etc. Nothing!

I have very important and personal data on HDD and flash drives, and can't even think about lost of it. Is it possible that Roswill Hub fried something in my drives?

How I can save my information? What can be done? Please help, I’m really upset now.

P.S. Sorry for mistakes, English is my second language.


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 Post subject: Re: Roswill hub and WD HDD/flash drives
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:38 am 
Smithfield
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If anything blew up, it would've been the thumb disks since they're powered by the USB port. But in any case, let's start cutting the problem in half by plugging your devices into another computer.


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 Post subject: Re: Roswill hub and WD HDD/flash drives
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:18 pm 
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I tried flash drives in another laptop w/o luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Roswill hub and WD HDD/flash drives
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:04 pm 
Smithfield
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Does Windows even attempt to recognize them? If not, then I would say they're toast.

As for the hard drive, it's probably recoverable. You just have to find a way to take the hard drive out and put it in another computer.


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 Post subject: Re: Roswill hub and WD HDD/flash drives
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:53 pm 
Willamette
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Does the Rosewill USB hub have a power cord that came with it? If so, did you plug it in before you connected all of the drives to the hub? If not, you made a mistake as the USB port that the hub was plugged into on the laptop was not able to provide enough power to all of the drives that you attached to the hub. I have one of those 7-port USB 2.0 hubs from Rosewill and it works just fine as long as the power cord is plugged into an AC outlet.


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 Post subject: Re: Roswill hub and WD HDD/flash drives
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:11 am 
8086
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yes, roswill adapter was plugged, green light is on. it was working o'k 1 year, and then fried 4 my drives.
please, replace your hub asap.


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 Post subject: Re: Roswill hub and WD HDD/flash drives
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:15 am 
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I did check with another laptop, and nothing. I'll try another enclosure with WD HDD 4 tb, but what to do with flash drives?


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 Post subject: Re: Roswill hub and WD HDD/flash drives
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:22 am 
Smithfield
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Well if the flash drives aren't working period, then they're toast, so send them off to the e-recycling heaven.


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