I have a Freecom 400GB external HD to use as a backup to my PC drive C.
My PC drive has used around 27Gb of its 40Gb capacity, yet when I run a backup to the 400Gb drive it only shows about 6Gb in total space has been used. All my files and folders seem to backed up OK, and indeed I can open them from the 400Gb drive with no problem, but I cant see the Windows files as shown when drive C is opened. So how can 27Gb be backed up into a space of 6Gb. I dont understand.
I use XP Pro SP2 and all updates.
I have a 500 GB external HDD from freecom, wich was working fine in the beginning.
It was fat32 pre-formatted when i bought it, so i formatted it to NTFS becouse i want to put big files on it. When I connect it to my computer, everything goes allright. But when I start a program such as:
wich are using my drive, it just *shuts down*. Well, it's not shutting down actualy. The light indicator goes off, and windows can't acces it anymore (it's still in your list of my computer though) , but the drive inside is still running. When I hit the switch to shut it off, it goes off, you can hear the drive stop spinning, then you get all kind a errors in windows with drive write errors (becouse i shut it down ofcourse). This is not happening when i connect it to a hub. i connected it to a 2.0 hub (wich is not 2.0 full speed ofcourse, but it's faster then 1.0) and then it's not *shutting down*, but it's very slow ofcourse.
Please help me out, becouse I can't do anything with it right now, unless under low speed. )-:
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sounds like a faulty drive, afraid without sending it off only way you will be able to get info off is by transfering it bit by bit, best u use cut files at least u dont have to keep copying same files over and over that way
The chances are that you would have burnt the Power IC's, so there might not be any damage to the Hard Disk itself. you culd try buying a cheap External Enclosure at the closest IT store or moun the Hard drive on to a desktop computer. you should be able to retrive the data.
A common issue...I'm sure your hard drive is working fine, Windows is just not giving it an unused drive letter.
1. Insert the device (camera or usb drive) 2. Right-click "My Computer" and select "Manage". 3. Click on "Disk Management" 4. Right-click the item in the list that looks like your camera or usb drive, and then click "Change Drive Letter and Paths." 5. Click "Change". 6. Give it a drive letter that is not being used. 7. Click OK.
If the bios does not see it at anything bigger than 9MB then the system will not do anything more than that. Did you install the drive on the same cable as your primary drive? If so make sure that the jumpers are correct. Try puting the drive on the secondary cable with nothing else on the cable. If you do have it on the secondary cable Im going to guess that you have a CD rom or DVD rom on the cable. You might try puting the jumpers on cable select for both devices remembering that the one on the end of the cable will normally end up being the master. Try just working with the secondary cable so that you dont have any issues with drive conflicts with the Primary master drive. Once you see the full drive amount in the bios then you can format the new slave. Fat 32 is the flie system of choice for Win ME so try the newer file system after you see the full drive size in the bios. I use a program called casper XP but you can get a free program from most drive manufacturers. I like the Western Digital Lifeguard program. Its easy to use and works on almost any drive. Hope this helps... Dale
Does you drive make any sounds like these? If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it. If not - try to remove the drive from USB casing and connect it directly to your PC or put into another USB enclosure. This should help if the problem is with the enclosure itself and not with the drive.