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Problem with Buffalo 500GB MiniStation model HD-PXU2 hard drive unallocated. How may I solve it?

Hard drive stated "Unallocated" at the Disk Management.

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if you dropped your hard-drive and it stopped functioning - high chances that the drive has a physical crash. Best suggestion will be to contact a professional data recovery team if the data on the drive is really important (Coz, they charge a bomb for the recovery) Suggestion would be to talk to

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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Apparently -- if you don't know how to reboot -- you should perhaps ask some computer wizard among your friends for advice.

You don't reboot a hard drive (or any other device), you reboot THE COMPUTER. Which means you shut it down and restart it. During the startup process (which is synonymous to "booting") the computer checks all its internal interfaces and external sockets, takes an inventory of all devices and checks if they work properly.

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I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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i had the same issue. the light keeps yellow and the computer jams. ive just submitted a request for Buffalo. it seems those HD live for 6 months only.....

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There is nothing you can do: that little fall has destroyed the hard disk's reading heads. This unit is dead, time for a new one.

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download the manual, and look for maintenance section
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If it's unallocated, that means the space wasn't turned into a drive yet.
You need to partition the space, and create a drive.

What you need to do amounts to going to Disk Management, right clicking where it says "unallocated space", and say "create basic disk". Then just repeatedly hit next.

If you'd prefer a more lengthy guide, see this:

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It means that the hard disk inside it has failed. Sorry, it can't be fixed, it's dead. Time for a new one.

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youve just answered your own question simply tell **** management to perform these actions and its up and running. Right click on your drive to see these options in disk management
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