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Is it the norm for USB flash drives to get so warm?

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#1 Ziva


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:31 PM


I have a 6 year old HP Pavillion Laptop, that has 3 USB ports. 2 on the left side and 1 on the right. I like to use USB flash drives or thumbnail drives for storage, but I've noticed they tend to get rather warm. Though admittedly my laptop tends to get rather toasty anyways. But I was wondering if the flash drives getting warm after only about 3 minutes of use is normal?

One of the ports on the left stopped working correctly awhile ago, and so I bought a simple Targus brand USB hub that turns one port into 3. I plugged it into the port still working on the left side where I have my USB Mouse connected. But now the Targus thing gets warm when I plug a flash drive into it. Is this normal or a sign my old laptop may be overheating?

Thanks for your advice,


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:16 AM

I plugged it into the port still working

Sounds like I would get a new hub
One that has its' own power supply
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#3 Ziva

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:47 PM

Thank you. Guess I'll have to look into getting a hub with it's own power supply.


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