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You need to eject the drive before you you unplug it. Format your drive and download a program called Recuva. Run the deep scan on the external drive and you should have a pretty good chance at recovering your files.
Posted on Jan 06, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hey im the same person who just posted above. i went to WD's website, and it said unplug the hard drive from the computer, and unplug it from the power source. then plug it into the power outlet, wait for it to spin up, then plug it in via USB/Firewire, whatever. it worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.
Posted on May 13, 2008
I figure it is a compatible drive (eg, either a PATA or SATA drive, depending on what your Mac uses). I don't know a whale of a lot about Macs, but I know that when you add a second hard drive, especially if you are using a PATA (uses the wide ribbon cable), one drive needs to be jumpered and cabled as "master", and the second drive as a "slave". If the XP drive was the only one in the box, it was likely jumpered as a master.
How to fix it? Look on the drive itself, and it should have a small diagram telling you how to set the jumpers (usually located next to the power connector on the drive). Set the add-on as a slave, and give it a whirl.
Also, don't be surprised if you have to re-format the drive. I doubt that a Mac uses a Win compatible structure.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
u may got installation cd for storage device.if not download software from www.transcend.uk .........
otherwise try for this..
goto control panel...
then goto add hardware...
overthere check out for connectivity
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
SOURCE: I've just bought a 250GB
Even though it is possible that your USB hard drive is corrupt, but
before you finally conclude, try out these few troubleshooting
First of all, it is possible that the USB port that you are using is a
USB 1.0 port, which has a lower voltage not enough to
power on your Storage drive.
In this case, there are two things you can do,
1. Change the USB port you are using for the storage drive to a
USB 2.0 one (Just keep Checking all the ports one by one in case
you dont know which one it is).
2. If your Storage drive has external power facility, just plug it in
an external power first, before connecting it to the system.
If there are no USB 2.0 Ports on your system at all,
then just go to any electronic store and tell them you want to buy
a USB 2.0 Expansion card.
and if it is a laptop, A USB 2.0 PCMCIA card.
Install it on your system, and connect your external drive through it.
Meanwhile, before you try out the second option, test the drive on
a friend's system, that you are sure has a very good system, with
USB 2.0 port.
If after trying out all these, the USB Drive still doesn't work, then
I'm afraid, the drive might have been bad/spoilt.
Kindly keep me posted about the problem and let me know how it
Hope this helps you out.
Thank you for using Fixya
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
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