Hardware Worries

Posted on Thu 21 June 2007 in geek

I was a little worried that the rather cute portable HD was broken as I tried to sync my music collection to it this evening. After a bit of poking around I discovered the USB hub was getting very hot. I don't know if this is directly it's fault or just exacerbated by the rather dodgy USB powering on my desktop but the end result seems to be a thermal cut out which kicks in and resets the drive. The cut out was kicking in before the drive finished formatting which was a little concerning. However it all seems to be fine running through the laptop which is a little slow (as it's going over the air) but at least it's the target platform for the drive. Next time I buy a desktop machine I'm making sure the built in USB ports aren't quite so flaky as this current one.