Recently I noticed that my PC would not recognize USB flash drives how ever it would recognize my USB hard drive that is powered externally.
My system is a HTPC setup with Q6600 CPU, ATI Radion 4870, 16gb ram and a Hauppague HDTV tuner. I have 7 hard drives and use my system as a Tivo like device with windows media center.
My power Supply is a PC power and cooling Silent 600 watt unit that has faithfully powered my system for the past 3 years. The guys at PC power and cooling told me that the power supply would have not have any problems powering what I have.
That being said today I was unable to get it to recognize my USB flash drive I figured I would power down unplug the PC and cycle the power switch a couple time to get rid of the juice in the power supply. When I plugged it back in and pressed the power button there was absolutely nothing.
I am pretty convinced it is the power supply but the point being has anyone ever noticed there USB flash drives not being recognize right before there power supply went out.
I think is just could not supply the power to the USB flash drives
Edited by Hotdog, 05 March 2012 - 10:41 PM.