Question about Acomdata (HD060U2FE-72) 60 GB Hard Drive

Open Question

My acom hd is 'hd 060u2fe-54' is this the same as fe-72

Can I back up two different computers. my old computer is already backed up on the hd. how can I save whats on the hd now and set a different location on the hd to backup a new computer?

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

4 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 Technician 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 repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
geokohler
  • 304 Answers

SOURCE: My failed backup Acomdata HD

I have the software you need. Send me your E-mail address and phone number and I will finish fixing this for you free. I will even send you the software for retrieving your data. Don't panic.
George

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

Ad
bob_computer
  • 3153 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Acom data hard drive Model HD500uhe5-72

I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especially true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further

USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.
 
 
 

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

lock123
  • 6831 Answers

SOURCE: I have an ACOM DATA external hard drive

Hello

Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.

Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external , go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".

If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.

Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.

Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.

  1. The USB cable between the drive and the computer may be damaged.
  2. The circuit board which connects your drive to the interface of the external may be blown.
  3. The power supply (if applicable) may have a blown transformer.
The latter is the easiest to diagnose , does your external light up at all when you plug in the power? If not , then this is probably your problem. On the bottom of the adapter is a label which you will be able to use to have a new adapter made at your local electronics shop and this will cost about $30 max. They will also be able to test the adapter with a clamp meter to see if this is really the problem and this should be free.

The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.

The last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.

A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.

I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.

Kind Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HD not showing up on my Computer is there a driver for it?


sounds simple but have you tried moving the USB cable to a different port? sometimes that fools the PC in thinking its a different drive & it reloads the USB driver.

Jun 12, 2013 | Acomdata (HD080U2FE-72) 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Are sofa-bed mattresses the same size as regular bed mattresses?


No, they are slightly different. Here is a chart of common sizes for sofa-bed mattresses:

Queen - 60" x 72" or 58" x 72" or 64" x 72"

Full - 52" x 72" or 54" x 72"

Twin - 38" x 72" or 35" x 72"

Single - 24" x 72"

Aug 16, 2012 | Furniture

1 Answer

Can I 'clone' my old computer and install in different brand?


Yes Ghost will work fine, I use it all the time.You can do it with a cable also, or make sure bothe machines have the same version of ghost and you can do it wirelesslly, "old machine"-"new machine", go watch tv and come back it will have copied whatever you asken, you can also use a drive or flash drive

May 19, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

2 Answers

I have a Acom data hard drive Model HD500uhe5-72


Here's what you need to do:

1. Try connecting the HD (hard drive) into different USB ports of the computer.

2. Try another computer to see if the HD would be detected.

3. Try another USB cable.

Do you hear a clicking sound on the HD itself while it's turned on? Check the Disk Management of your Vista computer to see if the HD would be detected under the Disk Management. Please follow the steps below:

1. On your Desktop screen, right-click the "Computer" icon > select "Manage".

2. Double-click on "Disk Management"

3. Connect the HD while looking at the Disk Management. If the drive letter appear then, it's your Acomdata HD.

4. Check the status if it's healthy or unallocated disk space. If it appeared to be unallocated, you need to reformat the HD to make it work again.

To reformat it, just right-click on the drive letter that would appear and there's an option to reformat.

NOTE: Formatting a HD would erase all the data saved in it.

Have a great day!

Sep 21, 2009 | Acomdata 500GB External Firewire HD 500 GB...

2 Answers

Mac OS X 10.4.11 SimpleDrive 1TB HD appears on Desktop only occasionally. Does not appear in Disk Utility. Have transferred files to it, light is on, plugged in, just takes several restarts to appear.


If you unplug the power and USB cables from the drive (but not the computer), plug in the power and then plug in the drive, the Mac will remount the drive on the desktop. I am having the same issue, only my old HDD used to be my TimeMachine drive and now I want my SimpleTech drive for that. The issue is that when the SimpleTech drive disappears, OS X automatically uses my old HDD for TimeMachine and all my disk space vanishes.

Very ARRGH!!!

I'm trying to find a better solution, because having to mess with the cables means it's no good for TimeMachine... and very frustrating on top of it.

Aug 12, 2009 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0...

1 Answer

Mac 10.4.11 Acom data hd/ the hard drive does not show on desktop or file menu. does show in the disk utility.


Is this working before with this Mac Tiger? Or is this the first time you're connecting this HD to your computer?

If first time, there's a possibility that the HD has different file format. It should be formatted as Mac OSX (Journaled) in order for the Mac to recognize it.

If this is working before with this computer, check the status of the HD. Most HDs that could only be detected under the Disk Utility needs a reformat.

IMPORTANT: Formatting the HD would erase all the files inside of it. You may need to bring your HD to the nearest Data Recovery Center to retrieve the files inside and then you may now reformat the HD.

Have a great day!

Jun 30, 2009 | Acom (HD120FE) Hard Drive

1 Answer

Stolen power supply details...


Yeah i cannot find any for that specific drive. I would say contact the support at acomdata's website

sales@acomdata.com

give them your model and information and ask if they would sell you one separately or if they know of a location that would have one for sale.

Jun 16, 2009 | Acom (HD120FE) Hard Drive

1 Answer

Acomodata Hybridrive ext HD 2.0; software won't download


I. have this problem:

setup will not install any drivers on this operating system since the operating system has in- built support for this usb devise

Tank´s. A.L.

Jan 19, 2009 | Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572)...

3 Answers

Worked fine for a year, now not recognized or functioning


I had the same issue- light was blinking from red to blue, could not get my computers (I have a Mac and a PC) to recognize the drive, sounded like the drive wasn't powering up...

I replaced the Acom drive enclosure with a new one (CP Technologies). I don't know if the drive enclosure or power supply was at fault-- but it wasn't the internal drive. Plugged it in and amazingly all my data was back. For thirty bucks it was far less than sending out the drive to a 'data recovery' expert!

Jun 09, 2008 | Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572)...

2 Answers

No recognized by any PC I try to plug in


I was just having the same problem... but someone I connected it to my computer, forgot it was connected, and when i got back everything was back again (needless to say i got another 500GB HD from another company and back up the first 500gb).

But if that didn't work, i was going to take the drive out and connect it as a slave to my computers MB, back it up, reformat it, and then put it back in the enclosure to see if it works again (at least i have my data).

$500 bucks?!?!? Shoot, send it to me and i'll do it for $299 (that includes a Western Digital 500gb External =)

Hopes this helps.

Dec 06, 2007 | Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acomdata (HD060U2FE-72) 60 GB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

46 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acomdata Computers & Internet Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16644 Answers

Jerry Umali

Level 3 Expert

979 Answers

Joe Goldman
Joe Goldman

Level 2 Expert

335 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...