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This is an external HDD, right ? In such case it's good to realise, such devices are a combination of an external USB enclosure and an internal SATA Harddisk. Maybe the harddisk is still OK, but the PCB (print with all tiny electronic components soldered at it) is defective. In such case you can overcome your problem by simply buying a new USB enclosure (even non-name will do) and put your harddisk in it.
To check if the harddisk is damaged, you should remove this by opening the Iomega casing and connect this disc inside a PC to it's motherboard. If the harddisc is working again, you're lucky. If not, than even the harddisk is damaged. If this is, and the data at your disc is important, you can try to source a identical harddisk (brand, type and productiondate) and transplant it's PCB. But, I can asure you, this last option is a tricky step.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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SOURCE: Windows XP stopped recongizing eGo

2 things... the USB port is bad, or the USB cable is too long and the HDD isn't getting a good signal.

1. Try another port and see if that works

2. Nip over to WalMart, Circuit City, Micro Center, PC World or Best Buy and get a shorter, Thicker USB cable of the same type - a cable which can provide the signal strength your ext HDD requires.

Also a possibility... The HDD may be 'lost' as Win cannot accept one of that size or the label/signature fell off and it is an orphan. It MUST have a driveletter, and it MUST have a special WIN signature byte on the HDD for it to work.

Bootup as normal, let everything get quiet, then plug in the ext HDD

Rt Click My Computer, Manage, Device Manager and in the Rt side, highlight the TOP icon. Then under Help, click the Computer with magnifying glass icon and wait. This forces your OS to 'Look' for any new devices.

When it finishes looking, look again under My Computer to see if your new HDD is now there. It will have to be formatted and have a driveletter for this part to work. Jump down to Disk Manager and see if it is there. You may have to Rt. Click and import it as a foreign drive or Rt click and give it a Driveletter ;-) If it is not, use a shorter, thicker (more wires) USB cable and try again.

Windows doesn't like Any HDD without win signatures on them - aka:'foreign disks' so ANY time this happens, if OS doesn't see it, use disk manager and Import it, then Rt click it and give it a Diskletter.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: IOMEGA eGo portable hard drive won't copy files from mac

Format your hardrive for Mac OS:
Go to Disk Utilities under the go menu in your finder. Select the external drive and click on the erase tab. Clikc erase again and it formats the drive. You can now copy files onto the drive.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I reformat my Iomega eGo hard drive so that

First of all, connect the Iomega to you mac, make sure it powers up and is detected by the Mac. Now follow these steps: ( It's important to note the Drive before you begin this task so that you may not make any mistakes.)

  • Open the system drive, usually titled "Macintosh HD." Open Applications, then Utilities and double click the "Disk Utility" program to open it. A window will open giving a list of all the drives currently mounted on the computer.
  • Select the disk that needs to be formatted on the left.
  • Click on the "Erase" tab to the right of the list of drives. The window will now display the options for erasing the hard drive and formatting it to work on the Macintosh computer.
  • Select the Volume Format from the pop-up list. In most cases it's best to leave it at "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" as this is the default. This setting is the best option for running Mac OS X. If there are other requirements for the disk, then select the format that best suits your needs. If you have questions about the formats, refer to your Apple user's manual.
  • Name the hard drive. Type a name for the disk in the field where it asks for the name. This name will always appear when the disk is mounted on a Macintosh computer.
  • Click the erase button. A window will open asking to verify the erase procedure. Click the erase button in this window to start the process of erasing the disk. Once the process is complete, the drive will appear with the name it was given on the left side of the window with the list of drives and on the desktop of the Macintosh computer.
Let me know if you need further help.

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Posted on Feb 08, 2011

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Hello

Are the files inside the portable drives important? Or is it OK for you to lose the files as long as the portable drives will work again?

Posted on Aug 24, 2011

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hello pmrollason, this is the link for Iomega product manual (locate at Iomega customer help): https://iomega-ap-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14432#hdde
find your product manual, then download.
hope this useful, regards.

Posted on Sep 01, 2011

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