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'power surge on usb'

I've been getting the above message on my ghetto rigged HTPC/file server lately.

I have about 4 hard drives plugged into a 7 port hub, as shown - and another few hard drives plugged directly into the back of the DC7600, maybe one or 2 of those small pocket drives will be plugged into the front on occasion. I took this picture before I finished wiring the whole thing up. the hard drives are sourced from maybe 4 or 5 different countries but all power packs are switching and can handle 220v.




What causes these power surges and what can I do about it? I can't install any more HD's internally as it's full.

The HD's all have their own power supplies.

Is it worth isolating the drives to a NAS and mapping the drives to the HTPC, then turning on file share?
Old 08-30-2011, 09:57 AM d114 is offline  
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plug 1 of the HDD's into a Usb port in the comp, not one on the same hub.

Like the port just to the left of the one the 7port is using
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what he said for starters. ^
are you trying to start an electrical fire??
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what he said for starters. ^
are you trying to start an electrical fire??

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thats a 500-650mah port
not a nucelar powerplant

edit: after a google search, it could just be a XP bug
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Why do you have them all in a hub when there are so many free ports on the PC itself
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All the free ports on the computer are taken with the other hard drives - a hard drive dock, a WD passport drive in the front, mouse keyboard usb camera, usb powered light.

I have a spare generic intel Core duo laying aorund somewhere but it needs a new power supply and most PSU's have only a few sata power connectors
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usb powered light.


you're kidding.
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you're kidding.
i just got a pair of these actually. Theyre quite handy while rooting around inside your pc or behind it.

LED usb snake light
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About as useful as the USB pet rock.
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All the free ports on the computer are taken with the other hard drives - a hard drive dock, a WD passport drive in the front, mouse keyboard usb camera, usb powered light.

I have a spare generic intel Core duo laying aorund somewhere but it needs a new power supply and most PSU's have only a few sata power connectors

My latest Antec came with 9 sata...
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About as useful as the USB pet rock.

Not really, if you use it with a laptop at night.
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My latest Antec came with 9 sata...

Antec PSU's are garbage.

I bought into the whole hype, until my 2 month old antec had a bad filter cap and began to have an extremely high pitched whistle.

Tech support told me that without total failure and an original store receipt that i was stuck with it.

Never again. Won't give them a dime, nor recommend them.
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Antec PSU's are garbage.

I bought into the whole hype, until my 2 month old antec had a bad filter cap and began to have an extremely high pitched whistle.

Tech support told me that without total failure and an original store receipt that i was stuck with it.

Never again. Won't give them a dime, nor recommend them.


Consequently the only other PSU i had fail, the company told me just throw it out, and they have a new one on the way.


edit: why did i quote myself?
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It's a re-badged Seasonic... and sucks that you had that issue, but it sounds more like a QC on the Delta side of Antec supplies. Always kick it to the next level with CS, plus nearly everything I buy is protected by my CC company.
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most PSU's have only a few sata power connectors

http://www.silverstonetek.com.tw/pro...id=304&area=en
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