Intel Core i5-7400 3 ghz
GeForce GTX 970
8 Gigs Ram
Windows 8.1 x64
SATA 3.0 6Gbps 500 Gig Portable hard drive turns off after five seconds
This is the second one I have owned that started doing this!
I have followed many steps on various sites, even going as far as turning off shut down for every USB port
in the registry and uninstalling / reinstalling the USB 3.0 hub drivers in device manager
Has anyone come up with a solution for this issue yet?
I've narrowed it down to either the other USB devices (game pads, wireless mouse / keyboard, printer, etc) consuming so much power
there's not enough left to power a larger device like a portable so there is a safety mechanism forcing shutdown
NET Authority and pals are reaching in disabling the device to encourage use of cloud storage where Big Brother can thoroughly go through what I'm trying to back up and deleting what they feel I shouldn't have.
Note I haven't pulled all my other USB items out; trying the portable by itself as my Logitech gamepads are a BIG pain in the *** to reinstall properly again