Question about Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 250GB USB 20 Portable External SDM250RW (Red Wine) 250 GB Hard Drive
The device suddenly stopped, when I checked the device manager, device is working properly, drives are correct, but that it showed a Code 10, and it would not "start"
Sounds like a disk error and it cant read the start of the drive. If it still detects it you might be able to repair it with a partition recovery or partition repair tool available online.
Posted on Dec 23, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: HDD not recognised
HI Your Hard Drive is previously formatted and have done different partition provided by your previous machine where you took this hard drive from. Use "The Partition Magic" Software, it will help you to fix and repartition your hard drive in the new format. I have this problem before and now my hard drive can connect with any computer. The key in this issue is any hard drive goes with the original machine has been formatted and do its own partition from manufacturer so if you take it out later for use with other machine, you will need a software to completely rearrange the new partition in universal format so other computers can recognize it. This manufacturer purpose to protect your data from hacking, stealing once you take it out from the original machine. That is why when you connect it to other machine, this hard drive will not be recognized. I has this partition magic software and can make you a copy so you don't have to buy it. Just read the instruction and you can fix it for both 2.5" and 3.5" HD. Please email me at email@example.com and provide me your mailing address, I can send the copy software to you. Regards, pingping
Posted on Jun 15, 2007
SOURCE: Hard drive isn't recognized
Great advice tech8 !!! That worked for me. I was frustrated with this problem for the last month. It looks like my chief problem was that the drive letter previously being used for this HDD was assigned to a different network path. It looks like it didn't automatically give a new drive letter. Your solution worked great!
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
SOURCE: Code 10 - device can't start
hard drives are plug n play devices they dont need a driver may if you are connecting it using USB then it must be asking for USB driver if you already have it then update it.
if you are connecting it using IDE then you have to install the motherboards IDE controller drivers insert the Motherboard CD and install All the drivers you have in the list.
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
Most USB hard drives require an external (or secondary) power cable to power the devices when connected to laptop or netbook computers. In some cases, even older desktop computer models will require a similar cable.
This is due to the specifications for the USB standard as it dictates the amount of voltage that a USB port can deliver. Some USB ports are considered "powered" and are sometimes identified by the USB logo and a small "+" sign to indicate the added voltage.
Note: Not all manufacturers use this logo, so if your computer doesn't have this variation of the logo, it doesn't necessarily mean the USB port is not powered.
This added voltage supplies additional current to power smaller devices, such as portable (or 2.5") USB hard drives. However, in the even that the USB port is not powered, then only the minimum amount of current is supplied. This should be enough to slightly power the drive, but not sustain it, thus causing the clicking noise and there isn't enough current running through to move the arm that reads the data on the hard drive.
Chances are that the USB ports on your Asus Eee are not powered and won't allow your hard drive to run until either a secondary cable is purchased or if you use a powered USB hub instead.
The secondary cable looks a lot like a Y-USB cable with one end that connects to your hard drive and the other end consisting of 2 USB plugs that both connect to existing USB ports on your netbook. Between the 2 USB ports, they can draw enough current to power the hard drive - the downside being that if you only have 1 USB port you cannot utilize the cable or if you have 2, they will both be occupying the ports while the hard drive is in use. These cables can cost about $1-7 depending on brand and can be found online in retailers such as eBay & CompUSA.
The USB powered Hub is a more expensive solution, ranging at about $10-25, but is the higher recommended of the 2 solutions since it will provide its own power supply to the tiny device, will use on 1 of your USB ports and since it's a hub, they usually have anywhere from 3-5 additional USB ports (all powered) for you to use, if needed. Some even include built-in memory card readers and they do not require any additional drivers or software to install and can work on any desktop/laptop/netbook.
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
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