I got myself a bit of a conundrum here! - A while ago I got a USB 3.0 PCI-E Controller (2-Port powered via molex, connected to PCI-E 1.0 Slot)
I have three USB 3.0 Hard Drives (A WD Essentials, Buffalo, WD Internal Drive in External Hard Drive Enclosure). The WD Essentials and the Enclosure-d Hard Drive are connected all the time but not powered until I need them and then only one a time. However, if I use the USB 3 cable from one of these hard drives to connect my final hard drive it works for a short while before disappearing from the system, why? it is the only one connected so there can be no conflict.
I am using XP and have ran into this problem before however I never found a solution except to reinstall windows and only use two devices, no matter which two.
Can anyone provide any assistance?