20 Most Recent Iomega 2TB Prestige External Hard Drive Questions & Answers


Click start control panel Administrative tools Computer Management Disk Management
right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes

Automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in one box then select check now start then after its finished return and tick the other box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive.

You might get best results ticking in one box the returning after it has finished then ticking the other box

it might take some time depending on the size of your disk but be patient.

Try some of these

Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.


Some addition links found on Google
http://www.datarecoveryreview.net/


http://www.cleverfiles.com/


http://www.easeus.com/resource/hard-disk-data-recovery.htm


http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2010/11/04/hard-drive-recovery-from-scored-platters/




if no luck


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/120738767650?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

AU $8.40 Buy it Now + postage AU $0.96
you could get this on Ebay if you dont have an account you will need to create one
https://scgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?RegisterEnterInfo
Add Email adress
Add Bank Acc
Add Credit Card
also add your postal adress
also add a paypal account


On Ebay summary page you will see on left a paypal link
When you get to the paypal login page at the bottom you will see new to paypal sign up tab
Paypal to create an account
Paypal registration password ,bank card /credit card,phone numbers home/mobile ,email adress and a postal adress

be very specific when you type in the search
Always ask questions ?

Before you make a purchase and keep the email /s for security reasons if the item arrives and its not as described.

You will even see the pictures of your item so you cant make a mistake and get them home delivered.


or you might be able to find one closer for local pick up




USB 2.0 To SATA IDE 3.5 2.5 Hard Drive with an Adapter Cable

You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit

you will then have to connect it to your computer using a usb port

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=SATA+Power+Splitter&qpvt=SATA+Power+Splitter&FORM=IGRE


Once connected to another computer to a usb port and power supply you should get a message found new hardware and it should install the drivers it should show on your computer or you might have to install it manually


click start click on computer to open you should see this drive

If you dont.

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a Yellow Question / Exclamation Mark? ! or a Red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers.


If you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver


Once you see this drive just click on it to open and copy all or any data you want and save it to another usb drive


or get one of these

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-2-5-SATA-USB-2-0-external-HDD-enclosure-case-AU-/221010079433?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item33753a2ec9


NEW!2.5" SATA TO USB 2.0 external HDD enclosure case AU


i have used this method to recover some important files from faulty hard drives.
If you need more help with this post a reply

Hope this helps.

Iomega 2TB... | Answered on Dec 01, 2012


Yes. Very expensive to get data. Most people take the loss.

Iomega 2TB... | Answered on Aug 27, 2012


click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,

check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
if this fails to fix the problem

you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps you

Iomega 2TB... | Answered on Aug 28, 2011


There is no internal power supply. The unit gets it's power from the computer. A USB port has 5 Volts DC.

Inside that external enclosure of the IOmega external harddrive is just an ordinary harddrive as used in a desktop computer. A SATA harddrive.

The harddrive plugs into a small circuit board with an interface on it, or there are cables, (wires), which come from the circuit board, and plug into the back of the harddrive.

It is this small circuit board that is usually the problem.
The solution to this problem is to simply just buy an economical external enclosure, and install the harddrive out of the IOmega into it.

Just one example from a quick search for an economical SATA 3.5 external enclosure,
(Note*
A laptop harddrive is 2.5 inches across in width. 2 and 1/2 inches.
A desktop harddrive is 3.5),

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2145406&CatId=2780

Have additional questions or need clarification to what I have stated, please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Iomega 2TB... | Answered on May 29, 2011


Hi,

Try going to diskmanagement.

click start
click run
type compmgmt.msc
select disk management
then check if it detects the other hard drive..


If I could be of further assistance, let me know.

Thanks,

LETMEFIXIT

Iomega 2TB... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011


Connect it to your Mac and open Disk Utility. Find the disk in the left pane of the Disk Utility window, click on it, then click the Erase tab in the right pane. Choose your format, then click the Erase button. If the disk does not appear in the left pane or is grayed out, click the Erase or Partition tab first, then select the disk.

Note: the "MS-DOS" format is the FAT-32 filing system. You will have to partition the volume (Partition tab) to use it since FAT-32 cannot cover the entire drive in one partition (I think it is limited to 80 GB). Microsoft won't let Apple use an NTFS volume for Write operations, but FAT-32 can be read and written by both Mac and Windows systems. If you think you may want to use the drive to share files with the PC, make two partitions - one formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and a smaller one formatted as FAT-32.

Iomega 2TB... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011


> just brought ...

Just take it back to where you bought it, and get them to show you that it works.
If it does not work, they will replace it.

Iomega 2TB... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010


I suspect that you don't have an Iomega driver in play for use with this Macbook pro that the OS recognizes. There are other possible explanations, you might have a corrupted volume or there might be a problem with the file structure on the Iomega. But if the Iomega was not previously recognized by this MacPro, I think what is missing is a useful driver. You might try one of the driver hunter utilities and see if it finds such for the iomega. If several are found, you would have to try each one at a time and uninstall any that did not work before trying the next, I think.

Here is something else you might try. On the MacPro, on the desktop go into Applications>Utility folder and from the Utilities folder launch the Disk Utility application. If your Iomega is discoverable, it will show up in the left side of the Utility window. If you see it, click on the left side of the window and choose Disk Repair.
If you don't see it in the left side of the Utility window, you may have a corrupted volume preventing it from properly being read on your Mac or there may be a problem with the file structure of the Iomega.

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019


According to this it should work with Windows 10. You may need drivers for Win 10 as also mentioned. It sounds like you have a physical hardware problem with the unit though.

iomega zip drive windows 10 Google Search

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Sep 02, 2018


change view file settings to un hide and then have a look it will probably be recovery files. or at some point its been changed to use as an extra ram file.

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Jan 15, 2018


Try going to contol panel then administrative tools. In the window that opens look at the left window pane for disk management click on it. You should see the disk that says you need to format it, Compare file systems your c drive and the disk you can't read. (Fat32, NTFS, Fat) Right click on the disk that's giving you problems and see if Vista will let you mount the drive. If it won't you should put the drive in a portable enclosure and use a Windows 7 PC to Burn your files to disc. Vista is extremely unstable If you can load Windows 7 your problem will go away and you'll have a way better OS!

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018


I would start with removing HDD from IOmega enclosure. There is some hope, that it's not a hard drive which failed, but SATA controller in enclosure. Then you will need to connect this HDD to a known working PC and scan it using MHDD. This tool will show you if your hard drive is failing and how bad it is.

And regarding data recovery - as far as I know IOmega uses Linux file system, so you will need to boot some Live Linux Distro to get access to your files.

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017


Whatcha got a do is check yer properties, if it's full you'll have to reformat the disk to FAT32 then git the files an zip em up an transfer em over that way an you should be all good..

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

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