Decided to test the drive further by removing it from the casing , removing the small circuit board that connects to a standard SATA and power connection on the drive WD Scorpio Blue and installed it in my system. I can only conclude that the fault is in the USB circuit board , but on the up side I have an additional GB drive in my system. As you said though for a couple of quid it’s worth trying anyway. Dark Mantis on December 05, , So I got out my trusty multimeter. Have tried all usb2 and usb3 ports all give the same result. Read the rest of the article.
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The crazy thing is that on my older systemalso a Gigabyte Mobo with Windows 7 64bit the drive works just fine! Have tried all usb2 and usb3 ports all give gifabyte same result.
Ga-z68ap-d3 USB problem
I have now come to the conclusion that my Ga-z68p-d3 drive is broken! Hi Allanm, I find this article, Review: So I got out my trusty multimeter. Just completed my testing with a friends WD usb drive and it is working OK on my system. And guess what it works!!
Neither of the two computers on which I was testing this drive were putting out enough voltage to the USB cable. It’s worth a try Allanm but of course a Y splitter will only increase the current capacity not the voltage as it will just supply two lots of the same volts. Please do let us know the gigabbyte though.
What you say would make sense.
GA-Z68AP-D3 (rev. ) | Motherboard – GIGABYTE Global
I am not techie enough to use multi-meter at the moment. Try it and come back here for comments. December 05, So problem is with my drive or so I thought! If not the circuit board we had quite a few where the cable end gigabyt wasn’t going deep enough to make a connection. As you said though for a couple of quid it’s worth trying gigabytf. To confirm this is the case my friend who is visiting at the weekend is bring his drive Same type and model as mine to put on to my system.
GentsThanks for your support on this. Decided to test the drive further by removing it from the casing gigayte, removing the small circuit board that connects to a standard SATA and power connection ga-z68a-pd3 the drive WD Scorpio Blue and installed it in my system.
Read the rest of the ksb. Thanks for your help with this Is the problem that the motherboard isn’t seeing the drive on bootup or is it not finding it during a Windows session as well?
Dark Mantis 10typesofpeopleoneswhoknow binaryandoneswhodont. December 09, Might be worth checking. I wouldn’t be surprised at that actually Allan as when they first came on the market we had quite a few failures on the forum here and nearly all were down to failing drives.
December 08, Made a search of the pages. December 06, I rebuilt my old system today and when I tried my USB drive on this sysem it also failed.
Come back here for other comments. I can only conclude that the fault is in the USB circuit boardbut on the up side I have an additional GB drive in my system. Dark Mantis on December 05, Only cost a couple of quid! Even if it’s not your motherboard, I invite gigabtye to read this post.