Question about Buffalo Technology (USA), INC. - 500GB DRIVESTATION EXTERNAL USB 500 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Computer not accessing Buffalo HD

My 1T Buffalo HD is not being recognized by my computer. It recognizes that it exists when I plug in the USB cable but can not access it on my computer.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

My Buffalo external hard disc can be detected by laptop, but my access is denied. When i click on the hard disc icon, it popped out a message box prompting me to reformat my hard disc. Is there any other way to retrieve my files before reformat or
is there any other way to recover my files after reformat?
Is there any other way to troubleshoot my hard disc other than reformatting it?
Please help me, I am desperate to recover all my files because they are too important/precious to lose it.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

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.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My buffola hard drive is being recognized as Buffalo Virtual Cdrom USB device I have changed cable also went to another computer still seeing it as CDrom


Virtual Cdroms are used to provide the computer with drivers. As soon as the driver is installed, the Cdrom should disappear and the harddrive should be revealed. Windows used to autostart the Setup utility, but since this is a security risk, this was disabled.

You should try to manually run the setup or switch to a drive that is supported out-of-the-box.

Jan 02, 2014 | Buffalo Technology Buffalo Hd-pnt1.0u3r...

1 Answer

External HD isnt recognized by ps3


Hmm, go to Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Disk Management. Then look or scroll down right hand panel to find your disk. If it is there you could RIGHT click on it and assign a new drive letter such as Q or R.
If it's not there your external disk could be faulty, the power supply transformer or power cable could be faulty or it could be the USB cable.
If all looks OK you probably need to contact a disk recovery specialist such as DATA365.

Comment: NTFS is a much more stable file system and is much easier to recover after errors. FAT32 is not commonly used now.

Dec 08, 2013 | Buffalo Technology Computers & Internet

1 Answer

The hard disk is not accessible


The problem could be various in this case. It could be due to a faulty USB cable or the HD itself. I need more info to diagnose it correctly.
Does it get recognized by the computer? Please explain in detail.

Sep 09, 2013 | Buffalo Technology HD-PX250U2 250 GB USB...

1 Answer

My buffalo drivestation external harddrive don't power up?


A USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive. The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive. Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data. If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely. Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7). The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer. If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step. Ensure that the data cable is working properly. Sometimes they become faulty due to overstretching age or heavy objects sitting on top of them. Try another USB cable if you have one available. Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive. Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized. Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected. If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port. If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem. Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager." For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter." Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives." If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears. Windows 7 First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:

Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.

In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".

Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".


Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically. If the hard drive that has failed is the same one that you are trying to recover from might the reason that you are getting this error. This could be an issue where the part of the hard drive you are trying to access is corrupt and not accessible which would explain the reason that it would let you access the other partition. Now I have seen cases where Malware can break the link of a Hard Drive. So let's try a couple of steps. Let's go back in to "Disk Management" Lets right click on the partition that you are not able to access and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" Now try selecting a new Drive Letter. This will restore the path if it has been broken. The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly. If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced. Hope this helps.

Jan 02, 2013 | Buffalo Technology Buffalo 1TB Drive USB...

1 Answer

HD-PE250U2 had it for 3 years - very much loved and working last night. Computer will not recognise it this morning - but power and blue lights are on. Computer does not register the 'name' of


Either the hard drive went bad or the electronics of the enclosure went fubar. Suggest you remove HD and directly connect it to your desktop computer to see if the cmos recognizes it along with the OS. If so you can access your data. If not, the drive is ng - if the drive at least spins and is recognized you may be able to retrieve the contents using windows explorer. If unit will not spin you are in deep doo doo.
Do not format - that will erase everything - try to access the data.

Sep 03, 2017 | Buffalo Technology (HD-PE250U2/BK) 250 GB...

1 Answer

My external hard drive fell down twice on a carpeted floor. Now, I cannot open it with whatever USB cable I use. The computer can recognize the device, but it cannot read the files in it when I access it...


If the drive can be recognized by the cmos there is hope. Remove the drive from the case and plug it in directly to your computer. It should be recognized by the cmos and should be accepted as a secondary drive when your master drive boots up. Then use windows explorer to get into the drive and transfer the files out of it. Remember that if this works for you the issue might just be with the case electronics. If drive is recognized but you cannot see the files, you can get recovery freeware on the web to do the deed.

Sep 09, 2017 | Buffalo Technology (HD-PE320U2/WH) 320 GB...

1 Answer

The drive is no longer recognized by the computer. When I plug it in the computer slows and freezes. When I unplug it the computer goes back to normal. Drive is Buffalo Drive Station External USB 2.0...


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
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
make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or
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, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
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
hope this helps

May 02, 2011 | Buffalo Technology DriveStation HD-HC500U2...

1 Answer

My hard drive wont connect, and the computer doesnt recognize it.


hi have you used hard drive password to protect then remove the password if not then if your HDD is making lot sound and not able detect that might be your HDD is gone (HDD=hard disk).

Jun 25, 2010 | Buffalo Technology 250GB USB SATA 2.0 HD...

1 Answer

I have a 500GB unit - my computer, running Windows


maybe you need to reinstall usb drivers. did you check device manager to see if any conflicts exist?
if you need help doing this please reply. good luck

May 13, 2010 | Buffalo Technology 320GB MINISTATION TURBO...

1 Answer

Cannot startup XP if connected to the 1T Buffalo HD


set first device as your harddisk is bios.
When you power up the computer press F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.then go to boot option then set first boot as hdd.

Jul 13, 2009 | Buffalo Technology 1TB DriveStation...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Buffalo Technology (USA), INC. - 500GB DRIVESTATION EXTERNAL USB 500 GB Hard Drive Logo

1,256 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buffalo Technology Computers & Internet Experts

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2260 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

hellics

Level 1 Expert

45 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...