Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Faulty USB disk on key

I bought a USB disk on key with capacity 64 Gb. It works as long as it is connected to the computer, but as soon as I disconnect it all the data on it is erased. Will it help if I reformat it?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

It won't help to reformat it. The disk is probably defective. Return it to the vendor ans ask for a refund or a replacement

Posted on Apr 21, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: Computer does not recognise Hard Drive

Hey guys. I have an answer on how to fix the Trekstor Datastation "Removable Disk" problem.

I also own a Trekstor Datastation 500GB and had the same problem even though it worked for several months then all of a sudden when I tried to hook it up to another computer, it stopped working. It would recognize the USB connection but you could not read the drive as it would say "Removable Disk".

In "Device Manager" it recognizes the drive as Sundata USB2SATA. But what it really should be is "WDC WD50 00AAVS-32ZTB0 USB Device" or something similar to that. For those that are wondering, yes, the hard drive is a Western Digital Hard Drive. Western Digital Caviar to be exact.

Solution: You need to open the cover to the hard drive and reconnect the hard drive to the connector on the board. It's that simple!

It is very loose and this model is not well designed so it can easily come off if you accidentally knock over your hard drive or move it to another location. The hard drive is held in place by screws on a holder where there is room for the screws to slide if the screws are not tight enough.

You'll need a T10 screwdriver bit to remove the cover and a Phillips screwdriver to adjust the hard drive.

NOTE: Doing this will probably voids your warranty but trust me, it works and it's really easy and quick to do. Took me 15 minutes.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

  • 523 Answers

SOURCE: Mac not Reconize my MyBook

load the driver for mac use, the external hard drive comes with cd, the mac driver should be inside, load it to your mac computer. if you donot have the cd go online to western digital and download it. just load the driver and u will be fine, make sure u connect the cable in right places.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

Crankstart
  • 696 Answers

SOURCE: wd my book device usb device not recognized by computer

Hi, Take the drive to a pc store and ask the techs to move the HDD into a new shell and test it for you. Most likely it's ok and you can just buy a new shell/enclosure for it. If that doesn't work it may need the help of a recovery pro. If that's the case comment back here with your country/state/city and I'll pass on a recommendation for a nearby facility that can assist you in retrieving the files. Chris

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

  • 375 Answers

SOURCE: Seagate ST3160215A Hard Disk PCB Card Short-160 GB ATA

Not possible, sorry. The drive controller PCB is not user-replaceable. You can take it to Doctor Disk or similar business near you, they may be able to recover your data, but it will cost...
Thats what backups are for.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: MyBook not recognized by Mac

I am having the same problem!!!! I have my time machine backups on there and I cannot access them! Class action lawsuit???

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Operating system not found Problem


Just load OS CD in to your dvd driver and restart it

  • Press any key..... when show this message
  • And do it as given instruction

Installation

*Note to wi-fi users. I recommend you use a wired connection for everything until XP is completely setup. Disable the wi-fi connection on first boot or as soon as you get the drivers installed. To disable the connection Open your Network Connection Properties, go to Start > Run > type control ncpa.cpl exactly as you see here > right-click on the wi-fi connection and choose disable.


Start your computer and insert the XP disk. If your computer supports booting from a CD you may need to change the bios startup options. The key you press to access the bios may differ depending on the make of your computer. Most use the DELETE key, if not then it will be one of the FUNCTION keys (F1, F2, etc.) Save changes and exit. If your computer does not support booting from CD then insert the first Windows XP floppy disk.

As the system boots you will see a message at the bottom of the screen:

"Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver." If you do, follow the instructions.

May 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My HDDR500E03A 500 GB is only showing 3.98 GB on total memory, what happened to the rest?


The 3.98 GB you are seeing is probably your total RAM memory and not the storage capacity of the hard drive. RAM memory is completely unrelated to the hard drive capacities.

Double click on the MY COMPUTER icon.

You should then see all the disks and drives that are currently connected to your computer. Your USB hard drive should be one of the drives listed there.

Right click on each of them and select PROPERTIES from the menu shown. This will show you the storage capacity of each drive including how much space is used and how much is free (empty).

Good luck.

Mar 15, 2011 | Toshiba (HDDR500E03A) 500 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

1 Answer

I have western digital Passport 250 Gb external harddrive when i connect to my laptop it not showing........


Go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management Then go into Disk Management. Hopefully you will see a drive with a capacity of about 480 GB (plus or minus), that's your disk.
Right click on it and select change drive letter and change the drive letter to something that isn't in use.
If that doesn't work or it doesn't show up, go into the Device Manager from the Computer Management screen and see if there is anything under disk drives with a yellow or red symbol next to it. If so, right click it, select uninstall, then unplug the disk drive and plug it back in.

Mar 01, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Premium ES...

1 Answer

I just bought Lacie rikiki hard drives. As I put it into my computer the assistant starts. Unfortunatelly after few minutes the process stopped and the capacity is 465 GB instead of 500 GB. Is there any...


Hi.

This is normal. You will never get all the capacity for a USB key or a hard drive. The missing space is for format purpose and hard drive maintenance.

Hope it helps

Feb 08, 2011 | LaCie Rikiki Go 1TB USB 2.0 Portable -...

1 Answer

I bought a Lacie 2TB hardrive and as soon as i plugged it in it caused problems for my 500GB model. It now will not copy large files, will not play films that are on it and keeps crashing, i have attempted...


Which "disk utilities" did you use?
Ones that check the "file-system-integrity" (that every file on the disk is listed in the table-of-contents, and that no 2 files point to the same block on the disk)?
Ones that write data to every block on the disk, and read the data back, to confirm that the disk can _correctly_ store data ?

What computer? Desktop? Laptop?

How much voltage/amperage does each USB port supply to the connected USB device?

Are you connecting the devices to a USB hub, or directly to your computer?

Do the external disk-drives each have their own power-supply?

Nov 12, 2010 | LaCie 500GB USB 2.0 7200 RPM 8MB 500 GB...

1 Answer

I have a seagate external drive of a capacity of 250GB. the free space available is 177 GB. the hard disk is very slow? please help?


Are you connecting this high-speed ("USB 2.0") device to a low-speed ("USB 1.1") USB-port on your computer? If so, and your computer has a "USB 2.0" port, connect your device to that port.
If not, then purchase an add-in PCI card for your computer, to add "USB 2.0" port(s).

Nov 10, 2010 | Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard...

1 Answer

My capacity genx 2gb usb chenge to 14 mb.when i connect flash disk i show cd drive added in my computer and capacity my flash disk cheng of 2 gb to 14 mb.plz help.my email shaab.a@nisoc.ir


This typically means the drive has gone bad. Try reformatting the USB drive. Some manufacturers also provide diagnostic/formatting tools on their website that might be able to fix it. But likely it will need replaced. Lucky 2GB USB drives now only run $7.99 or less.

Apr 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Reduced Hard Drive Capacity with Internal to External Kit


Problem can be tricky.. though i offer my two cents.

1. some BIOS have upper limit of hard disk capacity. check that out. try connecting IDE device to IDE connector in same comp and see if it is being detected properly.

2. seagate guys are true .. IDE to usb conversion can be tricky ... a lot depends on card convertor.

my advice would be if you have precious data on it ... first take a backup of it, if possible connecting the disk to nomal ide connector.

Aug 06, 2009 | Sabrent 1 Bay USB 2.0 External Drive Case

1 Answer

Need a manual or instructions how to operate it


-------------------
experimental status
-------------------
ZEN mozaic player 2 GB
firmware 1.03
ZEN attached to USB 2.0
Windows XP SP2
Message "do not disconnect"
ZEN is not being recognized
Check ZEN memory setting
Memory ZEN is set to 0 in MENU>Etras>removable disk
Memory ZEN should be changed to maximum 1.5 GB
ZEN is recognized now
ZEN is ready to do the format command
ZEN can be written to for a maximum of 0.5 GB [internal memory !]
ALERT ! This 0.5 GB is the internal memory
The files written to the internal memory will be erased after
disconnecting !
-------------
access status
-------------
NO ACCES TO MY ZEN ?
1) Get access to ZEN by setting disk memory to maximum
in MENU>Etras>removable disk
2) ZEN should be recognized now
-------------
format status
-------------
1) FORMAT the disk
After formatting !
SET BACK YOUR disk memory capacity to zero [ 0 ]
for fully recovering the disk capacity
---------------------
files presence status
---------------------
FILES NOT PRESENT AFTER DISCONNECTING ?
SET BACK YOUR disk memory capacity to zero [ 0 ]
- When set to zero you can use the full memory for
writing files to the player !
- When keeping the memory set to maximum you're using
the internal memory and written files are not saved
after disconnecting
--------------------------------
updating + files presence status
--------------------------------
UPDATING FIRMWARE ZEN MOZAIC = MAKING STANDARD MAPS
1) download the firmware that is suited for your computer
Operating System and your type of player from "CREATIVE"
2) Connect player to USB 2.0
and update with the firmware-update
3) Wait until the update is fully completed
4) After the update disconnect the player
5) Connect to USB 2.0 again
6) Check for the presence of the STANDARD MAPS for Music,
Pictures and Video
7) Files can be written into the STANDARD MAPS
8) Written files should be present after disconnecting
9) Files ready for mobile playing on ZEN mozaic now
--------------------------------------------------------
CREATIVE support site for fimware / software / userguide
--------------------------------------------------------
SUPPORT FOR ZEN MOZAIC ON THE INTERNET
http://support.creative.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?catID=213&CatName=MP3+Players&subCatID=214&subCatName=ZEN&prodID=17897&prodName=ZEN+Mozaic

May 10, 2009 | Creative Labs Creative Technology Zen MP3...

1 Answer

Mine Mp3 player had 3.99 GB of capacity and after few days mine MP3 player showed me Some Disk error, so when i connected to the computer it told me to format it. So when i formatted it, it only showed...


Mine Mp3 player had 3.99 GB of capacity and after few days mine MP3 player showed me Some Disk error, so when i connected to the computer it told me to format it. So when i formatted it, it only showed 1.90 GB.

Nov 12, 2008 | LG MF-FE502 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

25 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...