Question about Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External 120 GB Hard Drive

Open Question

I hav toshiba roco 320gb hard drive which my computer dt recognice

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 10406 Answers

SOURCE: I have 500GB Roco (Toshiba)

An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010

Ad
  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Portable Hard Drive will not respond / install

how many wattage had your computer? you need to upgrade your power supply.you need also to check your bios setup on usb port

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

paper bag
  • 72 Answers

SOURCE: My computer isn't recognizing my new Toshiba Roco

If it is new and has not worked at all, you should try using it on another computer that, if possible, has a different operating system. My first option would be to create a partition using a 3rd party partition creator.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

lock123
  • 6831 Answers

SOURCE: Toshiba 320gb external drive is not detected by any laptop...

Hello

Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.

Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external , go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".

If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.

Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.

Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.

  1. The USB cable between the drive and the computer may be damaged.
  2. The circuit board which connects your drive to the interface of the external may be blown.
  3. The power supply (if applicable) may have a blown transformer.
The latter is the easiest to diagnose , does your external light up at all when you plug in the power? If not , then this is probably your problem. On the bottom of the adapter is a label which you will be able to use to have a new adapter made at your local electronics shop and this will cost about $30 max. They will also be able to test the adapter with a clamp meter to see if this is really the problem and this should be free.

The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.

The last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.

A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.

I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.

Kind Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

  • 24 Answers

SOURCE: My portable Toshiba 320gb Hard

Unfortunately, this usually means you have some type of hardware problem. If you hear the drive spin up and just never connect to the computer, you are in better shape than most. The usual tricks to get around this are as follows:

  • Plug it into a different USB port, preferably on in a different part of the computer. The motherboard's USB hub might have flaked out.
  • Unplug it from the computer over night and try again later on. You may have tripped a thermal fuse on the USB line and sometimes they take a bit to reset.
  • If that fails, then remove the disk from the enclosure and hook it up to a machine with a free port. If you don't have one, I use Aprocorn DriveWire 3-in-one Disk interface to get on loose hard disks.
Unfortunately, there's really not much that can be done other than this. Good luck.

Posted on Feb 28, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Toshiba hdd


As far as I know it is not possible to remove a password from a hard disk. In some cases a manufacturer may be able to help, however, for security reasons I'm not sure they would.

Mar 18, 2014 | Toshiba 320GB MK3265GSX SATA 3Gb/s 2.5"...

1 Answer

Computer doesn't recognices HDD how can i reconfigure it


Either your HDD died or the connecting cable came loose. Open the HDD enclosure and check to make sure it's connected properly. Maybe reseat the drive.

Jun 29, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite 2545CDS Notebook

1 Answer

I have a 500gb roco toshiba external drive. the light is on but it won't read. i tried to change it's cable but still it won't work. how can i fix it?


try and listen to the drive when plugged in, if you hear a faint skipping noise. i suspect it is a fault internally on the reader.
if you have a reciept usually the manufacturer will exchange this. as a repair is very tricky!

Jan 23, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Toshiba 320GB MK3265GSX SATA hard drive don't recognize by the bios... it's broken... help me recover my files


If BIOS doesn't detect it either the data/power cables are bad or not making a good connection, or the drive has failed.

Nov 20, 2011 | Toshiba 320GB MK3265GSX SATA 3Gb/s 2.5"...

1 Answer

My computer do not recognize the toshiba roco HDD


Dose it show up as drive letter E:/ under device manager in disk drives?(Check out:right clicking my computer icon on your desktop,select disk manager)
If so,try right clicking on my computer and selecting map network drive.(You'll get the same results by right clicking on network neighborhood icon on your desktop and selecting map network drive.)This is the method many people use to assign a drive name (i.e.,letter) to a drive.Then you can recover data from external hard drive with data recovery software like Tenorshare Data Recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data.You can get it here: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm

Aug 27, 2011 | Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External...

1 Answer

MY TOSHIBA HARD DISK MK3265GSX 320GB CANNOT DETECT TTO MY PC


Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your "((motherboard to your hard drive))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps

May 13, 2011 | Toshiba 320GB MK3265GSX SATA 3Gb/s 2.5"...

1 Answer

I have a Toshiba A45-S121 laptop. I upgraded my hard drive from a 40GB hard drive to a 320GB Western Digital. Loaded Windows XP and formated drive in FPTS format. The computer rebooted to the hard drive...


Best possible solution put back your 40GB and try to get an external casing for your 320GB to see if it works.And try windows on NTFS instead of FPTS, so reformat your 320GB and install the Windows XP again.
I hope this solution is helpful.

Sep 26, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A45-S121 Notebook

1 Answer

My computer isn't recognizing my new Toshiba Roco 250 gb external hard drive


If it is new and has not worked at all, you should try using it on another computer that, if possible, has a different operating system. My first option would be to create a partition using a 3rd party partition creator.

Dec 25, 2009 | Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External 120 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

31 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18402 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Are you a Toshiba Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...