LOL... No problem about the plating. Just thought I'd mention I'm a long time user of their products of the same name. So there goes my discount.
The USB enumeration is at start-up so it could be your Belkin hub. This is more likely hardware related. The BIOS does a quick check of USB hubs but it's the driver that assigns the hardware for Windows (enumeration). Check for loose or poor connections. Sometimes a simple unplug/plug a few of times will clean the contacts. Do the same for all USB connected devices and their power supplies. (With the PC powered off.)
Also check the USB hub assignments in Device Manager to see if your GoFlex drive is sharing a machine hub with another device. If it is, a change in ports may help. Normally not a problem but some drives will over-draw current at startup and this will cause the hub to shutdown temporarily while the Windows driver thinks it's still active.