Hi, i have a 100gb hard disc lacie but whenever i want to transfer some data it always shows device is not ready and when i want to take it out it says device cant be stopped now.
I have copied some very important data in it and now i am unable to transfer that data.
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1. right click the my computer
2. go to properties
3. click hardware tab
4. and click Device Manager
5. show the Device Manager and click disk drives
6. your hard disk is show or not.
7. it's show then go my computer properties
8. select manage and show computer management window
9. then click disk management
10. your hard disk partitionis show right click the partition add driver letter (ex: h:, i: ..)
11. after open the my computer the partition is show
if you external hdd do not show on other computers, usually it meant that power supply on these casings die... but in this particular case it is possible that power supplied by usb port is insufficient to support data transfer. connect recommended power supply (on the back of this particular model you have usb plug and power plug, power supply is/was sold separately) usually hdd inside is still fine and retain data.
if this did not solve your problem, i would suggest purchase little powered universal hdd craddle, they cost about $15 to $25, remove, hdd from casing and connect to the craddle. data should be then accessible directly from your usb port.
as long as hdd is turning, data is accessible and recoverable, even if disk was wiped off.
-Check all connections (Ethernet, Power, USB, etc) -Install the appropriate driver for the device, usually included on a CD -Double Check compatibility with your system (system requirements usually on packaging of product) -If you haven't rebooted since you set it up, then reboot, this fixes a lot of things -Try the product on another computer -Try different cables/ports on the comptuer.
If nothing works, then send it in if it's under warranty or contact a professional service.
The only plausible explanation for the missing disk space would be the protected folder "System Volume Info".
Re-formatting would not restore your free space, however, re-partitioning would. May I suggest that you try PowerQuest Partition Magic. Of course like formatting, re-partitioning would completely delete the partition itself and would grant you back the entire disk space.
Unfortunately you can not use the same with the 1st partition since that is your active partition and presumably where your OS is residing. A workaround is to use another hard disk temporarily and transfer all the contents of partition 1 and make that eventually as your primary HD. Thereafter, re-partition again the entire 250Gb HD.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
The smallest impact can be tremendous. Take the drive and your computer into a quiet environment. After connecting the drived, out it to your ear. What do you hear? Does it vibrate slightly confimring that it has spun up and is mechanically functioning?