Anyone else having to unplug hdd frequently to get USB Loader Working?

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  1. earthworm
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    Anyone else have the problem where they have to power down their external hdd in order to get the loader to recognize it and not return that pesky 1- error?

    When the loader works it works great.....just a little annoying I have to power my hdd on and off all the time [​IMG]
     
  2. wiiNinja

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    I think you may have a case of the hd going to sleep on you. What drive do you use? I know that at least with the Seagate drives, there are utils that can disable the sleep mode.
     
  3. Fellipepb07

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    Same problem here!

    I have a maxxtro 250gb.
     
  4. xem1x

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    The drive is going to sleep on you.

    Mine does the same thing from time to time. Are you guys playing for long periods of time?
     
  5. dun4cheap

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    I wonder if it is a power management feature via usb. The drive shutts down from not being used.

    Just a though, especially since it looks like it is an ehci usb driver. Is your drive powered via the hub or by an external power source. I have used both types and I did notice that the usb powered drive shut down when it was not being used for a while.
     
  6. UrkeytaY

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    I just went and bought a 1TB Seagate FreeAgent drive and am having the same problems. I downloaded the seagate tools from seagate.com, but I can find for the life of me how to disable any sort of sleep mode???


    ***Edit***

    I was using the wrong tools from the website, it was more of a testing utility...

    This is what I needed here, and for anyone else with a seagate FreeAgent drive, this may help you as well...

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/d...-desk-xtreme-sw
     
  7. Fellipepb07

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    Mine uses an external power source...actually, it mostly doesnt work. I've to keep trying, until it works...

    With that problem its impossible to use the wad game channels for example!  [​IMG]