Possible Fix for Y USB Cable Problem

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  1. DeadlyFoez

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    I've had HDDs that were faulty that acted in the same manner.
     
  2. Scuba156

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    as they do, its not faulty though either. its my NAS drive (untill I get the Y cable and swap it with the 3TB currently in my Wii U) and works perfectly fine with no clicks at all. Its just under powered.

    even though it's a 3.0 drive, it's still a mechanical HDD requiring at least 500maH, and if the Wii U can't privide that through it's usb port then it's not going to matter what USB specification the USB HDD is.
     
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    Yes, I understand that, as per one of my previous posts. I was just stating that faulty HDD's can sometimes also act same way.
     
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    the second paragraph was more for everyone, not directed at you
     
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    Liar :P
     
  6. Scuba156

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    haha, fine, it was for your eyes only!
     
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    I think that if you have a drive whitout power supply even if they work you should use a y cable.
    The fact that it needs more than it can deliver, can make your device hotter than its supose to be.
     
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    Then you could simply use a USB 2.0 Y cable. Regardless USB 3.0 Y cables are unnecessary because there is no instance where you will be using USB 3.0 and not having enough power, unless you are not using a standard USB device.
     
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    Not really. Most, If not all, USB 2.0 HDD's use a mini USB connection, while USB 3.0 uses a micro USB connection. So a micro USB Y cable is needed or a mini to micro adapter/cable
     
  10. petspeed

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    They use a special micro USB3 connector, different from some USB2 drives that use micro connector. I found this y cable that can be used for USB3 drives: http://dx.com/p/dual-usb-male-to-micro-b-male-y-connection-cable-1-8m-length-67383
    But the cable that driverdis linked to on the first page would be good as a universal y-cable for all type of drives.
     
  11. Scuba156

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    well Its a micro-B port, a standard micro usb cable can be used with the drive. the other half of the port is usb 3.0 only so it can be ignored in this case.
     
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    Would a USB hub with external power be a solution aswell ?
     
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    Yes, but the downside is that the HDD would be powered all the time unless you shut it off. I don't know how much trouble it would give you if the the HDD went to sleep.

    On that same note, you might as well just get one of those desktop backup usb drives that have the 3.5" drives in the enclosure, I mean since you'd have to plug it in anyways.
     
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    mine didn't work, thats why I opened the thread, btw I'm still waiting for my Triwing Screwdriver, then a HOWTO will follow for all people that like to mod everything
     
  15. petspeed

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    Thanks, wasn't aware of that.
     
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    Like I said earlier, I can absolutely confirm that a powered USB hub works. It's what I have been using so far. It doesn't work without it. And it's a USB 3.0 drive as well.
     
  17. Scuba156

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    Just an update. I received my usb3.0 Y cable and it works perfectly fine as I expected. No more HDD clicking
     
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