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My buffalo external hard drive(HDps300u2) is not recognised on my

Computer. i have checked the drive letters are ticked and they are. i have checked the usb ports with other devises ( including a pen drive that it allocates a drive letter to!).the drive seems to work ok on my laptop but not where its needed on my main computer. any ideas are most welcome

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SOURCE: I can get into disc manager (to try and change my

Put some media into your MASS STORAGE DEVICE,
and DISC MANAGER will assign a drive-letter,
and will let you change it.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: allocation table problem. overlap of sectors and no drive letter assigned. cannot get my all data files inside!

Hi,

Sounds like the drive may have been formated/reformated the wrong size.

This can be troublesome to repair but there are some consumate pros around who can help you.

Try, Armor-IT Data Recovery, you can search them in our database or on google and they will be happy to help get your files back.

Chris

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: can't see my buffalo usb ministation under my computer

right click on my computer click manage, then in the new screen click on disk management, can you see the device there? if so right click on it and click delete partition, then after right click and make a partition and format it with a quick format, this should then show it in mycomputer ,this will delete all data on the hard drive!

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: My buffalo external Hard disk is not working in

Some usb input ports on dvd players, projectors, etc. have a limit to what size it will read from. Right now it's usually 4 gb to 32 gb.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Everything worked fine until yesterday

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.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files.
For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge guarantee".

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