Hacking External Hard Drive Disconnecting

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Anyone else have an issue where their external hard drive disconnects randomly? I have the hidden option in the Wii U turned off so it doesn't power it down. I also have it connected with a Y cable. The power part of the Y cable is connected to a USB power adapter and I've tried both 0.5 amp and 2 amp adapters.

It's a Seagate Expansion drive like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_79eeAbE9GW94E

Oddly enough I just recently tried putting both ends of the Y adapter into the Wii U and so far it hasn't disconnected, but it's only been a couple hours. I have a USB LAN adapter I was using in the other port.
 

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Anyone else have an issue where their external hard drive disconnects randomly? I have the hidden option in the Wii U turned off so it doesn't power it down. I also have it connected with a Y cable. The power part of the Y cable is connected to a USB power adapter and I've tried both 0.5 amp and 2 amp adapters.

It's a Seagate Expansion drive like this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKFEE5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_79eeAbE9GW94E

Oddly enough I just recently tried putting both ends of the Y adapter into the Wii U and so far it hasn't disconnected, but it's only been a couple hours. I have a USB LAN adapter I was using in the other port.
I have an USB hub too and it doesn't give enough power to my Wii U HDD when I connect more than 2 devices to the hub, I end connecting Y cable ends to the USBs on the back, and my GCN adapter and wireless keyboard in the front ports.
 
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