Question New USB 3.0 external hard drive only working on USB 3.0 ports

samandaro

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I got a new external hard drive and tried it on my pc with 2.0 ports, but it didn't recognize the hard drive and the hard drive started making clicking noises. However, when I plugged the hard drive into my laptop with 3.0 ports, it worked. I tried getting a USB hub, but it didn't fix the problem. Any suggestions to get the hard drive working on my pc?
 
I got a new external hard drive and tried it on my pc with 2.0 ports, but it didn't recognize the hard drive and the hard drive started making clicking noises. However, when I plugged the hard drive into my laptop with 3.0 ports, it worked. I tried getting a USB hub, but it didn't fix the problem. Any suggestions to get the hard drive working on my pc?
Does USB cord have 2 USB male connectors ? USB3 gives more power than USB2 so without 2 connectors it may not have enough power.
 

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