Originally Posted by Acreo Aeneas
Well I sort of solved it by switching to the included cable and switching USB ports. I usually only have a device hang my system was with defective USB drives. I'm thinking perhaps my old mini USB cable might be at fault or the USB port on the front of my case is perhaps dying. I'll experiment later this weekend. I just wanted to start reading without hassling over the device.
Thanks for the advice, though, theducks.
Both steps you took, are the first ones recommended.