Question about Toshiba Canvio 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable E05A050CAU3XS (Black/Silver) Hard Drive

1 Answer

My Toshiba 250gb external hard drive model hddr250e03x is not recognized by my macbook pro but the light turns on. It works on my friend's macbook pro but not mine

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 20 Answers

I'm assuming you mean it doesn't appear in Finder. Open up disk utility and it should appear there if you say the MacBook is providing power to the hard drive light. You may have to reformat or reset your Mac if you want it in finder

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

Ad

2 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

Ad
bronk50
  • 27725 Answers

SOURCE: PC IS NOT RECOGNIZING MY

click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
hope this helps

Posted on Jun 19, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My macbook pro doesnt recognize my toshiba canvio 3.0 external hard drive


When have you bought you mbp ?
Your External HDD is in which format, Do you have an app like NTFS for mac osx, or Tuxera NTFS on your MBP if your HDD is not formated as MAC OSX drive. .....

Nov 30, 2012 | Toshiba E05A100PBU3XS Canvio 1TB USB 3.0...

1 Answer

I have toshiba 250 gb HDDR250E03X i am unable to write a data of 4 gb or more(single file of 4 gb or more)..?


Hi this is a file system issue. It is probably formatted in fat32, which does not support files above 4 gigs.
To solve this problem you'll need to reformat it (my computer => right click on the drive => format), using ntfs file system (under file system select ntfs).
Note:
THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING FROM YOUR DRIVE!
So back up everything before proceeding.
After it is done you will be able to copy files of any size onto it.

Alternative solution: download winrar and split your files into chunks smaller than 4 gigs.

Good luck!

Jun 30, 2011 | Toshiba 250GB TOSHIBA USB 2.0 PORTABLE...

1 Answer

PC IS NOT RECOGNIZING MY TOSHIBA EXT-HARD DISK. MODEL:HDDR250E03X. CAPACITY : 250GB


click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
hope this helps

Jun 18, 2011 | Toshiba MK1637GSX 160 GB IDE Hard Drive

1 Answer

My computer does not recognize my external hard drive


try the device on another PC. if it works then you have a issue with you PC,

May 04, 2010 | Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB...

1 Answer

Hard Drive not mounting


Check the jumper on each hard-drive.

My guess is that the WD drive has the jumper in the "correct" position, for mounting inside an external case, while the other drives have their jumper set to an "incorrect" position.

Set the jumper to MA(ster), not to SL(ave), nor to C(able)S(elect).

Sep 08, 2009 | Macally 1 Bay PHR-250CC (0701107485355)...

1 Answer

When I plug the Toshiba 250GB into the PC nothing happens


ok to solve this is a little complicated so first you need to click star the on your mouse right click on computer and then say manage
you should then look to the left of the window someware there you should see something that says disk manger in the categories there you should see a second drive or you might see 3 depending on if you have a recover drive. these are the drives you don't mess with c:/ or D:/ so look for your drive in the list and right click on it and say format if you have any question then comment hope this helps warning formating you drive will erase everthing on it

Jul 28, 2009 | Toshiba 250GB TOSHIBA USB 2.0 PORTABLE...

1 Answer

USB hard drive not recognized by Mac and by PC


Does the external drive work when connected to some _other_ computer? (Friend? Office? Home?)

It could be a failure either in the "hardware" inside the external-case (the USB adapter & interface)
or in the disk-drive "inside" the external-case.

So, a qualified technician can open the external drive, remove the disk-drive, and connect it directly to a computer, to see if the files can be "directly" read from the disk-drive.

If not, then you should search online for a "data recovery" service -- they are expensive, but they physically repair a damaged disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your data to another disk-drive.

May 29, 2009 | Western Digital 250GB MyBook External USB...

1 Answer

Dead USB external HDD. Disk spins, light is on, but no one is home.


Hi,

it does sound like the Hard drive enclosures circuit board may be the problem, there are ways to get the data off that will void your warranty, or there are services you can send it to who will get your data back for you and then replace it.

Let me know what your preference is and I can assist you either way.


Chris

May 20, 2009 | Toshiba 250GB TOSHIBA USB 2.0 PORTABLE...

1 Answer

Lacie 1TB External Drive flashing blue light, not being found


Hey
I know this arent a solution

Tho I have the same problem atm, this is just a networkstorage device, and this is a newly 1.

Feb 04, 2009 | LaCie d2 Extreme 250GB External with...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Canvio 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable E05A050CAU3XS (Black/Silver) Hard Drive Logo

183 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18394 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

k24674

Level 3 Expert

7993 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...