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Old 03-13-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Paranormal USB Key?

Get this:

I have two Kingston keys. One 8GB and another that's 2GB.

The 8GB had problems, in which I couldn't open the key to access data, and the PC would freeze at any drive access, like Winamp or utilities.
I learned that with time an patience, and formatting the sucker, it now works fine.

What does not is the 2GB. It randomly quit on me. Dected fine, and does the same as the 8GB. Only difference is that the 8GB was actively reading, while the 2GB...reads a bit, then quits. Now...it will work fine with the Targus USB hub. There's no problems at all! I've got knowledge in PCs...but that...erm...odd? Any thoughts?

Oh and to add, my buddy bought a USB key from the sex shop, as a prank. It's a 512MB penis shaped key ( Will post pics if requested...) and with it's great design, the key won't work due to the rubber preventing a good connection. Well, what do you guess...24hrs later and it's dead.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Paranormal USB Key?

erm.... the only thing I could think of would be power constraints, which would explain why it works on the hub.

Does it work on the rear usb ports?
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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Default Re: Paranormal USB Key?

I thought about power constraints as well, but I gave it a shot anyways. No go...it's still as dead.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Paranormal USB Key?

Does your USB hub have an AC adapter connected to it as well? Or is it just powered through the computer?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
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Through the PC only. My guess is that there's a voltage fluctuation in the ports, while the port actually give a smooth current.
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