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I have an acomdata external hard drive. Lately it's been acting up and midway through a computer session, the blue light will turn solid red. At that point I can't access any files, nor can I 'safely remove' the hardware. I have to restart in order for it to work again. I bought a new hard drive because I was scared of losing my files, but now that I'm transferring, some files won't transfer. Even though they once worked fine, they now seem contaminated or something and opening them or copying them turns the light red and shuts down the whole operation. I don't want to lose these files. What can I do?
Borrow a friends "hard drive docking station" and remove the hard drive from the other external drive and place in the docking station and see if you can read the drives contents. The docking stations can be purchased at Best Buy or Office Depot if you want your own. Your external drive could have a faulty power supply or you really could have a hard drive that has developed bad sectors and that is a disaster for your data. When a drive starts acting up, you really need to act and transfer important files to a new drive or burn the data to DVD's.
Posted on Apr 15, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hard drive not mounting
If you still have the files on your pc and just use the drive as a backup, then there is nothing lost yet, and no need to recover, just return to retailer. But if there is any sign of life, check; Right Click My Computer>Properties>Device Manager>Hardware,see if your Drive is in the list, if not, on top right there is an icon for scan for new hardware. See if your PC can find your drive, if not return it.
Posted on Nov 03, 2006
The answer was that the external was plugged into a usb hb not directly into the computer Thanks anyway
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Remove the drive from the enclosure and either install it in your machine as a slave or you will need to buy a new enclosure and put the drive in it.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
SOURCE: Fantom hard drive red light!
There are no drivers for this unit. It is a plug & play unit that is one of the worst Fantom has ever offered. Very unreliable and many power cord problems.
I tried for several weeks to find the drivers over the net and researched a ton before I called Fantom Tech Support. The number is posted on New Egg under the their Mfg contacts
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
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