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NexStar 3 External Drive

I am getting the error when I try to open- E:\ is not accessible Incorrect Function. I have tried two different firewire usb, checked the serial bus controllers and windows says its working. Ieven went throught the trouble shooter and can't find the problem. No problem with any of my usb ports either. If you know the fix I sure would appreciate it. Wanamoka

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Re: NexStar 3 External Drive

Have you got a firewire dvd or cd drive you could test with as this problem is acuring with all firewire controllers have you got one on board if so turn this off in the bios also check it out on another operating system pc as you did'nt say if you are using mac or pc. if all is fine on another pc or mac then their is a conflict issue with motherboard and controller card please use usb for now then upgrade to a motherboard that it worked with. hope this solves problem

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Vantec Nexstar 3 driver download

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Apr 04, 2010 | Vantec NexStar-3 External 3.5inch...

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I have a NexStar 3 external hard drive that is not being recognized by my computer. It used to work now it gives an unknown device message

remove the hard drive restart your computer the plug the hard drive back into your usb port this should come up with new hard ware found and install the driver If not try a different usb port or your sata drive

Mar 30, 2010 | Vantec NexStar-3 External 3.5inch...

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Hello there , my pc is not reading the external drive , like it doesn't exist

Does the external drive have its own power supply and, if so, did you make sure it's turned on?

Are you connecting it to a USB port?-Try another device in the same port to make sure THAT port works correctly.

Maybe the device requires it's own drivers-did the device come with an installation cd?

Are you using a version of windows(which one) or is it a Mac?

Try and see if you get the same results by hooking it up to a different computer.

Hope this helps!

Dec 06, 2009 | Vantec NexStar-3 External 3.5inch...

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CPU won't read it im running xp

Ok, here's some step by step instructions.

First is the light on the nexstar coming on when you plug it in, if so what colour? If not try using both USB connectors on the PC end to plug in, it's possible you're not getting enough power if the light is not on as many 2.5" hdd enclosures require 2 USB connections one for power and data and the other for additional power.

Next, if the light is on but no drive in my computer, right-click on my computer, then left-click manage, select disk management from the MCC window that pops up. If your Nexstar HDD shows up here, identify it on the bottom part of the window and report back what is said there.

If it is not there and the light is on, try a different USB port. If the light is not on or you tried the other ports and still no luck the enclosure itself may have failed.

Try moving the HDD into a new enclosure and try again. If this works, Great, if not then the HDD may be damaged and may need a pro to get your files back. If that is the case report back here with your progress and region and I will recommend an appropriate pro.

Hope this helps FixYa,


May 09, 2009 | Vantec NST-285S2-BK NexStar SX 2.5"...

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Cannot read/write

Try both moving it to different computers and reinstalling drivers.

Feb 14, 2009 | Vantec 1 Bay NexStar 3 USB 2.0 External...

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NexStar hard drive doesn't recognize its size

It may be crashed....use [Nucleus Kernel for FAT and NTFS ] software...

Oct 11, 2008 | Vantec NexStar-3 External 3.5inch...

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Nexstar.3 Sata external drive woun't start

I also have the same problem. I bought a 500gb WD HDD and it worked great via USB for about 4 days, not the computer does not have it. i am running windows xp home. i can also hear the drive working and the blue light comes on, but it is delayed. When it was working correctly it came on instantly and the computer found it instantly.

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Nexstar IDE to USB, Will Not Show Up


Have a look at the link below, it should be of help.

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Please feel free to let me know of you have any further questions.

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Apr 06, 2008 | Vantec 1 Bay NexStar 3 USB 2.0 External...

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Nexstar External drive

If neither computers detect it, which is a good form of process of elimination, I would test the cable with a known working. I would then extract the drive from the enclosure. And try mounting into a desktop machine as a slave, or find another enclosure.

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