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My computer doesn't recognize my external hard drive

I have an external hard drive Iomega 1TB USB 2.0 and my computer doesn't recognize it.I tried the hard drive at another computer but it still doesn't work.I switched the hard drive on,it seems like it's working,but it doesn't recognize it on any PC.What seems to be the problem?I've had it for over 5 months and I had no problems with it.I tried with another cable but still doesn't work.I have over half of memory occupied and there are stuff that I really need to save.Please help me!!

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  • trajan May 20, 2009

    I have the same issue. I am looking into a SATA RAID enclosure hoping to move the drives and save the data.

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Hi Trajan & Cossrock,

Both may be as simple as stopping in at the local computer store and buying a new enclosure to move the drive into, however in Trajans case if the drives were working as a stripe set yours will likely need more in depth help.

So Cossrock, pop into your local computer store and have them test the AC adapter, it may simply need replacing, if not then try moving the drive to a new enclosure. If that doesn't work then you will need the help of a Data Recovery Expert and I can point you in the right direction, just comment back here and let me know how you made out.

Trajan, if your NAS box was simply running two drives seperately you should be able to move them into seperate cases or another dual drive case similar to Cossrocks solution, however if they are RAIDed you will likely need more assistance, please check and comment back if they are in RAID format. Also even if they are not in RAID many NAS boxes use a Linux OS and therefor a Linux format on the drive, if this is the case comment back and I will get you a link to a Linux file format driver but please include your OS Wndows Vista/XP/2000, Mac, Linux etc.

Well folks hope this helps you both out and like I said comment back with an update if you run into trouble and I will keep helping on the next steps.


Chris

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Iomega Prestige 1TB External Hard Drive (34275) adapter

Hi LeoChen,

Most of the Iomega drive adapters do but not all. There's no information on Iomega's site regarding the voltage but if you look carefully at the fine print on the adapter, it should have a Input Voltage Range listing, normally 100-240, if this is the case then as long as you have a cord that fits from the wall to the adapter the adapter will adjust itself to voltage within this range. If you have one of the few that staes only 90-120V for range then the answer is no, but Targus sells a universal adapter for laptops that comes with an appropriate tip for your drive that does support 90-240V.


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SOURCE: My iomega prestige 1TB hard

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
one bad lead will end with a computer error a computer needs its connections continue its cycle and have an end to function properly

even something as small as an electrical extension or a faulty fan lead can cause this problem

a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working

make sure your computer ram modules are securely seated with no dust in sockets also Cmos battery has charge with no dust in the socket
hope this helps

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