External harddrives disconnecting randomly


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If you are running too many USB devices at the same time and they are using power from the computer than I guess that could be your problem. If not I'm suspecting the keyboard and/or mouse because the way I understand it is that they were used on both computers.
It's been almost 3 weeks since I posted my reply about replacing the keyboard/mouse. As for the power, a typical PCIe expansion card that adds four USB 3.0 ports may not always be the best solution, as it takes up space inside the PC, and often times this also means it restricts airflow in such a particular way that if a discrete GPU card is present, there can be a noticeable sacrifice as for the temperature level under load. So, it just clutters up the interior of the PC so it looks less clean, and dust also builds up on the card that adds the USB ports which has an impact on regular maintenance and to clean out the dust, but on some motherboards, depending on the design it can happen that it also limits bandwidth on other ports like one or more SATA ports or on other stuff like the main PCIe slot thereby reducing the GPU from x16 speed to only x8, for example. That's why going for a decent powered USB 3.0 hub can often be a better choice (but certainly not always). Another possible benefit is that a powered USB hub can usually be placed in a spot where it is more comfortable to reach, and can also help to avoid other annoyances like cables being too short and breaking the USB ports on the back of the motherboard due to accidental pulling the cables etc.. not to mention the fact that powered USB hubs with a power-status-LED-and-power-switch next to each port to let you turn on/off the ports individuallly can tend to be a lot more than just a little bit handy sometimes.
 

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That's why going for a decent powered USB 3.0 hub can often be a better choice
Both of my desktops have powered USB hubs with switches. When I'm done with the drive I click on the Safley Remove Hardware and select it. Then I can remove it or just turn off the one port. I wanted a small USB C hub but couldn't find one that filled my needs. Most of them had short cords and a few were to expensive. I decide to go with a SSB C male to USB C female cable instead. I only connect my Samsung 2 TB T7 drive in when I make or restore an image. Now I can plug the short cable connected to the drive into the extension cable. I was worried that in time the socket on the drive would get wore and become loose.
 

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    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    Intel Iris Xe
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    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
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    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
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    2TB SSD internal
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Nice but more than I want to spend. I only have three drives that use USB C. Two Samsung SSDs and one NVMe drive in an external case. I did add it to my Amazon list though.
 

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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    Realtek Audio
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    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
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Nice but more than I want to spend. I only have three drives that use USB C. Two Samsung SSDs and one NVMe drive in an external case. I did add it to my Amazon list though.
How much you or anyone else wants to spend is not for me to decide. But I know from experience that the cheaper ones automatically translate to the traditional-old "buy cheap = buy twice" conclusion a lot more often than not. The aluminum housing also helps to protect the more sensitive intestines against electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI), and the fact that the walwart delivers 12V power output also helps to keep it stable so it doesn't suddenly lose the connection during the transferring of your folders and files that would otherwise make your hair stand up straight with typical frustration a lot.
 

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    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
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    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
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    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
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    Intel Iris Xe
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    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
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    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
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Looks like I'm going have to buy a USB C Hub after all. Macrium won't create an Image on the drive when it's connected thru the extension cable. I tried three times and the imaging failed. I had to connect the drive directly to the computer.
With the 10% coupon on Amazon right now it's less than $30. I have the 16-port USB 3.0 version with the 100W power supply plugged into my laptop 24/7. (The actual laptop itself only has a 90W power supply. 😂)
 

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    16GB DDR5
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    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
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    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
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    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
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    3840×2160
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    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
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    Li-ion
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    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
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    Logitech K800
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    Intel Iris Xe
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    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
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    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
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    3840×2160
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    2TB SSD internal
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    Logitech G402
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With the 10% coupon on Amazon right now it's less than $30. I have the 16-port USB 3.0 version with the 100W power supply plugged into my laptop 24/7. (The actual laptop itself only has a 90W power supply. 😂)
If it doesn't get delayed I'll have it tomorrow. I am puzzled about not being able to make an image when the drive was connected to the extension cable. The drive was recognized and I could access my files on it.
 

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    Intel Core i7-10700K
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    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
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    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
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    Realtek Audio
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    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
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    1920 x 1080
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    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
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    750 Watts (62.5A)
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    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
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    Logitech M185
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
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    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
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    Logitek M185
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Hi egozi44 -
I will throw in my 2-cents worth. I have a SSD main drive in the computer. I run 3, and at one time, 4 external powered large Seagate USB drives from my computer. I purchased a USB 3.1 & 3.2 expansion card with 4-USB-A and 3-USB-C connectors to hook the USB drives to. No electrical power comes from any of those ports, only data. So far, all seem happy. I frequently put the computer to sleep, and the drives follow suit, but awaken with the computer.
I have always found that the more simple the setup, the less chance for problems to manifest themselves.
There were not enough USB 3.0 ports on my new computer for my needs, but there was an expansion slot. I hope you solve your problem.
 

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If it doesn't get delayed I'll have it tomorrow. I am puzzled about not being able to make an image when the drive was connected to the extension cable. The drive was recognized and I could access my files on it.
USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 operating at 10 Gb/s has a maximum cable length of 3 meters (9 feet and 10 inches), albeit that limitation can be bypassed by using an active USB extension cable (or, alternatively, by using a specialized converter solution that transforms the connection from USB to Ethernet, then back to USB again). But even if the total length of the passive cable connection you use doesn't exceed the aforementioned maximum limit, shorter and/or better-insulated, larger gauge USB cables can still help to reduce the potential risk of falling victim to too much signal degradation. How to Beat the Maximum USB Cable Length Limit
 

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    Asus TUF Gaming (2024)
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    i7 13650HX
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    16GB DDR5
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    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
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    Logitech K800
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    Logitech G402
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    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
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    FF
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    Medion S15450
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    i5 1135G7
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    16GB DDR4
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    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 operating at 10 Gb/s has a maximum cable length of 3 meters (9 feet and 10 inches), albeit that limitation can be bypassed by using an active USB extension cable (or, alternatively, by using a specialized converter solution that transforms the connection from USB to Ethernet, then back to USB again). But even if the total length of the passive cable connection you use doesn't exceed the aforementioned maximum limit, shorter and/or better-insulated, larger gauge USB cables can still help to reduce the potential risk of falling victim to too much signal degradation. How to Beat the Maximum USB Cable Length Limit
Not sure what gen the USB C port is but the total length of the cables is 3' 6". For what ever the reason Macrium wouldn't make the image. On the plus side I'll have another USB hub. What I was worried about was by plugging and unplugging the USB C cable from the drive it was going to wear out the socket.
 

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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
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    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
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    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
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    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
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    PC/Desktop
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    PowerSpec G156
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    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
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    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
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    Logitek K270
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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    Asus TUF Gaming (2024)
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    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
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    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
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    11 Home
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    Medion S15450
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    i5 1135G7
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    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
@hdmi The USB hub is setup and as a test I made a Macrium image to my USB SSD and it worked. The computer uses USB 3.1.
 
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    PowerSpec B746
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    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
This is what I use, not USB-C but the switches are convenient at times with not having to work with cables.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
This is what I use, not USB-C but the switches are convenient at times with not having to work with cables.
I have two Atolla 7 port USB 3.0 hubs. One for each of my desktops. Now my main desktop has the Atolla and the Rosonway USB C Hub that @hdmi linked to. I use the charging port on the Atolla for my hearing aid charger. Amazon.com
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I have two Atolla 7 port USB 3.0 hubs. One for each of my desktops. Now my main desktop has the Atolla and the Rosonway USB C Hub that @hdmi linked to. I use the charging port on the Atolla for my hearing aid charger. Amazon.com
The Rosonway also supports the BC 1.2 charging protocol (with a maximum charging current of 2.4A). As a result, you should be able to use the Rosonway to charge at the same charging rate as that of the Atolla's charging port, no matter which port you choose on the Rosonway to do the charging with.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
What I think about doing is trying this card and hope it will solve my issue

Unlike with other cards reviews this one don't seem to have the common issues all of the reviewers talked about
(Sudden death, drivers not working on win11 or outdated, ports not working sometimes, card not work unless its in the PCIe x8 slot, etc.)

And it seem to work fine with the PCIE X1 slot which shouldn't take my GPU speed slot down to x8,
My case got some space and many fans and should be good location wise so I don't think it will affect the airflow much and I clean the pc from dust every year,

I rather won't add things to the mobo but I'm desperate as is,
from what some people assuming, some of these power issues tend to come from how some brands handles the last USB 3.1 gens slots but who knows if it's really the case or relate to my issue, but that card is a usb 3 and a bit slower but hopefullt won't have the suggested issues even if it's just some random speculations~

I already have a decent self powered USB hub (as I've mentioed few times before) and confirmed the issue keep happing when it's not connected to the PC, and I'm not using the hub to connect any other decivces aside from hard drives,

Even assumingly the keyboard and mouse are at fault (which I don't think is the case) I'm not going to change them any time soon and rather try to reduce the load off the mobo controllers if possible, unlike with hubs (which if you consider my keyboard and monitors additonal usb slots which may not be self powered but does the same thing) USB card shouldn't add more burden to controllers consider how they're separated and don't requires a USB cable to be plugged-in (unlike the hubs which may be self powered but still relies on the mobo controllers) but rather conncet directly via the PCIe slot.

Win+X
Terminal (Admin) (PowerShell)
Copy Paste

View attachment 88500

So I need to open the terminal,

Use this comment
# USB selective suspend setting (Default on; 0 - "Off")
powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT 2a737441-1930-4402-8d77-b2bebba308a3 48e6b7a6-50f5-4782-a5d4-53bb8f07e226 0
powercfg /SETACTIVE SCHEME_CURRENT
And it should open this menu you've posted? : o
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-13700K Raptor Lake Tray
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi
    Memory
    G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series (Intel XMP) 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin SDRAM DDR5 6600 CL34-40-40-105 1.40V Dual Channel Desktop Memory F5-6600J3440G16GA2-TZ5RK (Matte Black)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GTX980 Ti 6GB STRIX-GTX980TI-DC3OC-6GD5-GAMING DirectCU III
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 24G2U/BK, Dell U2410 REV A11
    Hard Drives
    Corsair SSD 2.0TB MP700 NVMe PCIE5x4 M.2

    Samsung SSD 1TB 990 PRO NVMe M.2

    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB

    TOSHIBA MK1002TSKB 1TB 24/7, 7200 RPM, 64MB, SATA II (x3)
    PSU
    FPS Hydro PTM PRO ATX3.0(PCIe5.0) HPT2-1200M.gen5 80 PLUS Platinum 12V: 1200W
    Case
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    CPU Fan Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S Chromax.Black, HDD's Cooler: CoolerMaster Cool Drive 6
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries APEX 7
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei 310
    Internet Speed
    1000 megabit
    Other Info
    ODDs:
    Asus Bluray Burner - BW-16D1HT 16X Blu-Ray Sata
    LiteOn Burner DVD IHAS124

    Speakers:
    SonicGear Tatoo 303

    HeadPhones:
    Logitech G335

    Microphone:
    Blue Yeti

    UPS:
    SV1500 ADVICE Smart Vision
After making changes to the Windows registry, you should check, in this case
powercfg -energy

Analyze the system for the most common problems related to power efficiency and battery life.
The ENERGY command should be used when the computer is idle and no programs or documents are open.
The ENERGY command command creates an HTML report file in the current directory.
The ENERGY command supports the following optional parameters:

Usage: POWERCFG -ENERGY [-OUTPUT < file_name >] [-XML] [-DURATION < seconds >]

POWERCFG -ENERGY -TRACE [-D: < PATH_TO_FILE_PATH >] [-DURATION < SECONDS >]

-OUTPUT < file_name > - the path and name of the HTML file that will store the energy consumption report.
-XML - Create a report file in XML format.
-TRACE - Record computer behavior without performing analysis. Trace files will be created in the current directory if the -D parameter is not specified
-D < PATH_to_FILE > - directory where trace data will be stored.
Can be used only with the -TRACE parameter.
-DURATION < SECONDS > - the number of seconds for which the computer behavior will be monitored.
The default value is 60 seconds.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI MS-7D98
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-13490F
    Motherboard
    MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    2 x 16 Patriot Memory (PDP Systems) PSD516G560081
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N4070WF3OC-12GD)
    Sound Card
    Bluetooth Аудио
    Monitor(s) Displays
    INNOCN 15K1F
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD_BLACK SN770 250GB
    KINGSTON SNV2S1000G (ELFK0S.6)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1000W
    Case
    CG560 - DeepCool
    Cooling
    ID-COOLING SE-224-XTS / 2 x 140Mm Fan - rear and top; 3 x 120Mm - front
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB TKL
    Mouse
    Corsair KATAR PRO XT
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/66553205
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