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My Gigabank will not read on my computer anymore

Hello, My gigabank was working just fine earlier today. I saved a project that i was working on onto it, and when I went to plug it back into my pc it wouldn't read anymore. It would say usb device unreadable, is there any way to fix this problem? Thanks!

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  • Bulando Jan 09, 2008

    I have an I/O Magic- MagicStor, 6 GB USB/ microdrive (?or Flash drive). It is in a square 2 x 2 inch blue case. I cannot read files on it and I do not want to format the drive because of 3 GB of valuable data which exists ofthe drive.

    How do I copy or move data from this uncooperative I/O Magic drive to my HD.
    I have tried to get it to read on 3 different MS-Windows XP (Professional) notebooks and one desktops. It drive hums, spins, then it locks-up the Window Explorer, and requires system reboot!

    Thanks

  • rmertel Feb 18, 2008

    Hello, My gigabank was working just fine earlier today. I saved a project that i was working on onto it, and when I went to plug it back into my pc it wouldn't read anymore. It doesn't say not readable. The light just activate and it is not recoganized on either my PC or my laptop. I need it. Can anyone help me?

  • travismoore Feb 20, 2008

    I just bought the same drive, transferred all my video to it. Same results the next day. Lights and fan come turn on but I can't get any computer to recgonize it. I believe that the raid controller has gone bad.

  • boobert May 05, 2008

    pluged into usb. It is telling me i have a code 10 error and i do not know what that means tried to reinstall and no luck.

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    6GB USB "GIGABANK" is bankrupt. The drive was showing in device manager but could not be opened or accessed! I could not recover files from the device. I did get it to recognize in Disk Management, bit the bullet, and formatted. The drive worked fine.....until I removed it. Now I'm back to the same old problem. Downloading IO recommended drivers did not work either. *Note they were the standard usb/disk.sys drivers*

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    6GB USB "GIGABANK" is bankrupt. The drive was showing in device manager but could not be opened or accessed! I could not recover files from the device. I did get it to recognize in Disk Management, bit the bullet, and formatted. The drive worked fine.....until I removed it. Now I'm back to the same old problem. Downloading IO recommended drivers did not work either. *Note they were the standard usb/disk.sys drivers*

  • bevrobinson Aug 10, 2008

    My IO magic usb drive doesn't work. It was jerked out of the usb connection and then quit working. Can the USB Connecter be replaced?

  • shepardw Sep 05, 2008

    Plugged in my I/O Magic 12GB and nothing. Computer says the USB device isn't recognized. Tried pulling it out and plugging it back in...nothing. Tried it on 2 different computers with same message. Have critical data on it and can't get to it. Only had this for 8 months.



    What do I do, besides never buying another I/O device again???



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We are seeing alot of posts reporting problems with these USB connected portable drives. Maybe this is one of those ideas that sounded good, but results in lots of headaches, lost data. First, try the drive on another machine- see if works there. In Control panel, select Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management... Does the drive appear there? It is possible the drive needs repartitioned/reformatted (not good for your data). You could take the USB drive case apart, check the interface cabling to the drive, and try it again. If it still doesn't work, try removing the drive and installing it in a desktop computer as a slave drive. I've only had one of these USB connected drive assemblies apart, but that one used a drive with a standard 40 position ribbon cable interface, the same as what is used on pre-SATA desktop systems. If you've gone this far, you could try removing the drive from the case, and installing it in a desktop machine as a slave drive, and seeing if you can get anything off it there. Diagnostic software from the manufacturer could also be run here too. None of this may get your project back however, unfortunately. For those highly important things, a backup is really suggested- and you know why- the hard way.

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

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Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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Had same problem with 1TB I/O Magic Terabank. When I turned it on all I got was three tones that sounded like errors. Disconnected drive, reformatted computer with backup and everything worked fine. Pretty sure I had a virus that prevented me from using usb 2.0 connection to a mass media drive, as my other terabank wouldn't work either. Now both work great.

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