Hi, My Lenovo is N100 Model.. I'm having problem with usb discs. I was using 160 GB USB disc. After lenovo I couldn't use my disc. I think its usb's power is not enough to start disc. 80 GB works, 120 GB works. But 160 GB doesn't work. What can I do for it?
If that is an external disk, they normally come with a Y-splitter cable, that you have to put into two USB connectors on your laptop to get enough power. If that still does not work, you'll have to get a 5V adapter to supply the required power for that disk.
One USB port only supplies 500mA, so 2 would give 1A, but a 160GB probably needs more.
Yes I have a y-splitter cable. Although I use it my problem is the same. You say it needs more power. But I tried to use it with other notebooks and success. We have another notebook hp. I can use my disc on it and don't have any problem.
There are 4 usb ports on case. But in Device manager I see 5 usb information.I looked out that on N100 fingerprint and webcam use usb resources. Can my problem be about it?
I say again I can use my disc with other notebooks...
In any case I'll have to leave from my disc and I can never use big discs....
I have a similar thread to this - at first I thought it was the portable drive (Seagate) at fault, but it wasn't. (Worked on an HP laptop). Eventually I got it to work, but there really does seem to be a power issue with these computers. It's very flaky, and I found that when accessing a CD at the same time, the portable HD died.
The Seagate came as standard with a split USB cord. I've seen others (e.g. Freecom) that have a single USB lead. Does that mean they demand less power than the Seagate?
A response from a Lenovo person would really help here!