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Lost my Fantom Drive Icon

When I disconnected the Fantom Drive (which backed up my Mac OS 10.4.9 system nightly) it said I did it incorrectly. Now I don't know how to get it back. It tries to back up but can't complete the process.

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Re: Lost my Fantom Drive Icon

As this question is a little vague...Here is a link to the Fantom website (Mac Issues):

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I think I did a few things wrong while formatting...I have a Mac but the person using the hard drive has a PC. First, I formatted it for FAT, then I tried to partition it for Mac OS (journaled) and FAT....

Connect it to a PC, and use "Disk Management" on the PC to delete all the partitions:
Click Start
Right-click My Computer
Click Manage
Expand "Storage"
Click "Disk Management (local)"
Click to select the partition.
Right-click and choose Delete.

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Use my drive on Mac..

Both OSs have different Security Architectures. NTFS for Windows and HFS+ for MAC. So if you modify these permissions (you could) your MAC OS might not be able to access it properly. But MAC will read NTFS permission (But not write onto the disk).

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I can not locate a driver for my Fantom Titanium II (TFD500C16) 500 GB USB Hard Drive. Do you know where?

Your device should not need drivers Fte Fantom/Titanium drives are fully supported by both Windows and Mac OS's.
Try replacing the cable or using a different USB port.
Sorry I cannot be of more help, The drive itself may be damaged, You can test this by physically removing the drive itself from the case and installing it internally to your system....If the drive functions properly, then the problem is within the board inside the casing.

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Stored stuff with a Mac and need to back it up in XP

As they are 2 different operating systems it is highly unlikely.

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Fantom Hard Drive 112 GB is no longer recognized by Mac OS 9. On a Dell PC (Windows 7) it worked previously but now says that the parameter is not correct. The drive looks and sounds fine and did not...

if u have warranty u can use that ,................otherwise the repairer can only solve that problem,,,,..............or repair it,.............on half value,.........either u can purchase new one,...........ok buddy..............

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I plugged my seagate into my mac OS and backed it up first, then went to my pc running windows xp and tried to locate the seagate drive and couldn't. Can I only use the Seagate on one machine or another?


If you are planning to use the Seagate Hard Drive on a PC and MAC better format it on your MAC Computer thru disc Utility and choose MS-DOS. This should solve the problem.

Mac has the ability to recognize a FAT, NTFS and MAC File System for the hard drive but the PC Computer cannot recognize MAC File System.

Check on your mac the File system of your hard drive.
MAC OS Extended
MAC OS Extended (Journaled)

If this is the file system then you now know that it will not be read by PC.

Also formating it with the use of PC will only result in an NTFS File System, and it can be read by Mac but it is only in a Read Only mode. You cannot copy paste or even erase on the drive having an NTFS on a MAC.

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My pc and mac computer do not recorgnise my fantom drives

Hi, Mac uses a certain file system that windows does recognize the best thing i would suggest is mount it back to you mac and copy all the date to your mac then format the hard disk with windows ntfs files system. now u will be able to use it on both.

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Fantom 120 GB harddrive stopped working

My problem and my solution
-Fantom Drives 200GB was working correct on desktop which runs Windows XP
-Connected it to a laptop which runs Vista and the drive became undecteable by both platforms. It showed up on Vista's device manager for a hot second and then vanished all together.
-Changed the USB cable and still no go
-Finally, I made the decision to void the warranty by opening it and connecting it directly to my CPU and there it all was. 170GB worth of data. Same as what scott201201 is suggesting above.
-Moral of this story...."Backup your "backup".

Advise. Please make sure to read the warranty on your product you may be able to send it back to the company if it is under waranty. I read on another blog that the miniboard in the case where the usb connects to the device was faulty and needed repair. I know this is the same with mine because it works perfection when connected directly to the desktop.

Good luck techies

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Your hard drive is probably formatted with the NTFS file system which is read only on MAC. The following article should guide you through making your drive writable on the MAC system. Regards, Armando

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