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Windows 7: Takes several minutes for USB 3 Seagate HD to be recognized by W7 PC's

20 Jun 2017   #1
klxdrt

w7 pro 32 bit w/XP virt enabled.
 
 
Takes several minutes for USB 3 Seagate HD to be recognized by W7 PC's

Hi,

Takes several minutes for 1 TB USB 3 Seagate HD to be recognized by my W7 PC's.

After several yr of working fine, all of a sudden is takes several minutes for my 1 TB USB 3 Seagate HD to be recognized by my W7 PC's.

1) Reformatted drive.
2) Tried several USB 3 cables.

Neither 1 or 2 worked; however when the drive did come up, the files were there and everything worked as it should. Seems to me its going bad. Is there any way I can check & maybe restore. Was able to do this yrs ago. I have quite a few much older USB 2/3 HD by Segate & HP that work fine.

Regards,

klxdrt


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20 Jun 2017   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The larger the drive and the more content in it, the longer it can take for Win 7 to find and index it. I Use 4TB SSDs for my backup drives and one set that has 2.66TB of data on it can take as much as a minute or more to be "found" and indexed.
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20 Jun 2017   #3
klxdrt

w7 pro 32 bit w/XP virt enabled.
 
 

The drive is empty as I just formatted it. Even when it had 600+ GB on it, it connected in 2-3 seconds to both my pc's. Even my 2TB (1.8 TB content) the drive connects in seconds.

I also have a USB 3 128 GB flash dr that takes up to 5 hr to load a measley 9-10 GB data. So much for hi tech, when you're in business, you need horsepower, not fluffy marketing.

Thanks for your reply.

Regards,


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20 Jun 2017   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi klxdrt,
comments that might help
That MB only has 2 USB3 ports, stuck it in a usb2
I also see your also running 32bit, youll get better performance using 64bit.

Roy
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21 Jun 2017   #5
klxdrt

w7 pro 32 bit w/XP virt enabled.
 
 

Roy

Thanks for the tips, I did try USB 2 to no avail. The real question here is: The drive worked flawlessly for several yrs on my W7 Pro 32 bit version. On Monday 7-19 my PC's wouldn't recognize it???

I did not make any changes or have any "situations" with my PCs. And I keep my PCs strictly maintained.

I did read some other posts about Seagate USB drives having problems recognizing them. Haven't seen HP or other drives for sale at local Best Buy & Staples stores.

Regards,


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21 Jun 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open Device manager to see if there is an yellow alert.
Run sfc /scannow.
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21 Jun 2017   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What power supply is being used and how old is it??

Jack
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21 Jun 2017   #8
klxdrt

w7 pro 32 bit w/XP virt enabled.
 
 

Layback Bear,

This problem happened on a laptop & a desktop that were made/configured for my needs so I have no idea. Slammed the next several days to take apart PCs.

2 days ago I had 6 USB drives connected to the desktop with no problem. Have had this config several dz times in the last several years.

Both PCs have SSD drives if that means anything as to power consumption, etc.

I'll get back to you guys tomorrow as things just got "curiouser & curiouser".


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