Seagate Free Agent external hard drive not recognized by Win 7 Ultimate

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  1. TrojanHorse27

    TrojanHorse27 New Member

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    I recently purchased Seagate External Hard drive of 500 GB The problem is when i connect the external HDD to the front USB ports it does not connect to the computer and when i connect it to the rear USB ports the computer recognizes Seagate Free Agent external HDD by Win 7 Ultimate i just need a solution to connect my external HDD from the front USB port
    Please help. My mother board is Intel DH 55TC.
     
  2. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Your rear USB are directly connected with your motherboard, but your front USB are cable connected via motherboard to case [front USB].

    Check the cables. Probably a failure there. Plus, even if your mobo supports USB3, your case may well only support USB2. There may also be a driver issue, look for latest mobo drivers.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    It's also not an uncommon problem on USB drives especially USB powered ones.
    Joe
     

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