External Hard power is on but does not show up on my pc and does not seem to be running
Hi, My external hard drive powers up but does not show up on my pc, I don't think it's running either...is it possible to retrieve the data on the hard drive? What do I need to do? I don't think the hard drive is under warranty anymore. Can I diassemble it and try to connect is an internal hard drive and try to copy the files that way? Please help!
my ide sata to usb wire works fine on my old harddrive .After i put lots of games in my harddrive
and played them for 5 hours then suddenly an error accours about the game and need to be shut down...
when i try to play it again i cant see the harddrive anywhere in
i try to connect it again but it wont showed up and the usb wire wont connect
i dunno what to do.Maybe its my ide to usb wire that is broken..
Re: External Hard power is on but does not show up on my...
Does it happen to be a Maxtor II? I had a very similar issue with my external and it devastated my backup program.
If the power light is coming on but not being recognized by the OS, your first step is (as you said) trying a different USB/Firewire cable. If that does not work and you don't care about voiding an expired warranty, you can open the case and remove the HDD. It will have several screws in the back; just undo them and slide it out. Try hooking the HDD up through IDE (or SATA if equipped) and after powering up, go into BIOS and see if it shows up on the IDE(SATA) list. If it doesn't, then as far as I know, your only other option is to try a pricey data recovery service.
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what do using to connect the external hard drive.
if you are using usb, try a differnt machine first.
yes. you can disassemble the hard drive and connect it as second hard drive on your machine. provided they are the same configuration IDE to IDE SATA to SATA.
Yes, you need a power supply. I have several USB peripherals that, in a similar way, APPEAR to be on when you plug them into USB. But that interface cannot supply enough power to actually run the machine. The maximum is 0.5 A * 5 V = 2.5 W. The wee portable drives can run on that power, but a normal desktop drive, such as is inside a full-size desktop external enclosure, use ~ 8 W.
So you need a DC power supply! I bet SimpleTech can tell you what the correct current, voltage, and polarity is. Good luck.
I found that explorer doesn't show a drive that isn't partitioned. I went to the Disk Manager and it shows up there. I right clicked for new partition and assigned it a drive letter. My problem was fixed. Windows XP
Disk Manager. under:
Control Panel, Admin. Tools, Computer Mgr, Disk Manager.