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I video edit with FCP and use the external as one of my scratch disks.

At first I thought maybe it was the cord or the drive that was messed up. But then I connected my other external drive to this port and the same thing happened.But when I connected it to the back USB port, everything works fine. I haven't had any trouble. So i make sure it's connected to that port when using the external.

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