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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most companies make external HD's as a means to use up their stocks of the obsoleting ATA (IDE) HD's. My bet is that unless they joyously announce (usually on the box) that it has a "SATA" drive inside, then they must have an IDE (which they don't usually announce so readilly).
Unless it voids your warranty I suggest you just pop open the drive and look.
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
I had the same problem with vista home 32bit. I accessed the bios then went into usb configuration, and disabled the "legacy suppor" for usb, this is an older support for usb 1.0 before 2.0. Once disabled was able to reattach two external hdd, and reboot normally
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
SOURCE: Travel Drive Broke
It depends on your skill level as to if it can be fixed or not. The data is most likely still safely stored on the flash chip inside the drive casing. However, the USB connector has been just ripped off. If you have any experience soldering it would be as simple as getting a replacement usb plug from an electronics store or cutting a cable you have and then soldering the USB connector back to the flash drive inside the casing. This is something than can be done at home or possible by a repair shop that does any type of soldering work(tv, radios, ect) Most computer repair shops will look at you silly if you ask them to solder a thumb drive back to life. I would not expect more than to be able to mount your drive and copy the data. Odds are after you cut it out of the casing it will never go back in correctly.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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my personal solution to this isnt somthing most people would try ever but i do it all the time for people with broken flashdrives. if its anything like what ive dealt with. just find the seam or skrews keeping it together and take the whole thing apart, if its a normaly a small laptop like hard drive it will most likely have a sata connection and will be easy enough to connect directly as a slave to your computer and you can pull all the information off if it. if it isnt like most other hard drives then you may need to find a connector like it off of ebay. if you dont feel comforable doing this. find someone who is
Posted on Sep 20, 2012
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