Question about Iomega (33600) 160 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Hard drive have been known to have their motors fail. Sometimes you can power up the drive, and while it is connected twist the drive with a couple of quick twist around the axis of the platters. In this way you are imparting some momentum in the platters and this may be enough to move the motor and get the disk working. Otherwise you may need to send the drive to a recovery service $$$$
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've had the same problem happen to me three times with drives, so I know the situation very well.
I'm sorry to tell you, but your drive is experiencing a motor failure. Meaning that the drive is dying. You do need to stop using the drive and find a data recovery service. If the drive is under warranty with Iomega, you can get a replacement drive. Unfortunately, no manufacturer will pay for the data recovery service, neither will they guarantee the data. Iomega does have a data recovery service that is good, but can be costly depending on the trouble on the drive and the amount of data that has to be recovered.
Do stop using the drive so that the discs in the drive can stay strong making data recovery easier (and not so costly). If you use your drive primarily for your business, you may want to invest in an online backup system that syncs with the data from your drives. I'm sorry for your troubles.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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Hello there quaylanburns.
Here's your geek-steer ...
Please refer to another post of mine I JUST submitted. Just like him, I'm going to recommend you also perform a chkdsk on the problem drive ...
chkdsk DRIVE_LETTER: /X /R
Regardless of the outcome of that diagnostic, if you're having ANY persistent hard-disk-drive (HDD) access difficulties, AND you have irreplaceable data contained on that HDD, your IMMEDIATE objective is to BACKUP/RECOVER that data.
Please refer to another post of mine for follow on guidance.
Good luck, and please do post back ...
Via-con-Dios and Godspeed -- Geekinator (aka Craig).
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
Try replacing the power supply. Especially if all you get is a beep and no drive motor noise. The power supply is 12 V, 1.5 A, center positive polarity. Iomega may even replace it for free if the drive is still under warranty. But don't use the phone. Use their free chat-live service. Again, assuming the drive is still under warranty, which is a year, I think.
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
I just bought an Iomega external Hard Drive model number SPDHDU and I couldn't get it to stop beeping when I connected it to my Mac... Then I changed the usb connection from one I had laying around for other devices, to the one it came with and now it works fine!
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
that your RAM is securely seated
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or
to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
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,
hope this helps
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