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Fantom Titanium Hard Drive - 500GB

My Fantom External HD is not showing up in my computer directory (Vista OS) since yesterday. It has the normal blue light on. It is about a year old. In July I connected it to my new HP Pavillion 8120 and everything was working okay until this happened. I changed USP ports; re-booted both the PC and the HD; nothing works. Note: I don't usually shut down the PC nor the HD. Is this an indication that the HD is damaged? If so, can it be repaired, as I just saw an ad during this research that all USB drives/storage devices can be repaired -- just send in $40 and the damaged drive? Any ideas????

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  • billyf2k Dec 29, 2007

    i have the Fantom Drive 500GB - 7200RPM USB 2.0 G-Force MegaDisk drive also. I awoke this morning to find my pc no longer recognizing the drive. I tried a re-boot, swapping cables, swapping pc etc. i could not be recognized. I too welocme any ideas or suggestions to troubleshoot the drive. Unfortunately, it's a 1 1/2 yrs old so out of warranty. Obviously keen to salvage the data.


  • ulcerus Oct 22, 2008

    same here. awoke in the morning to see it not working, no idea what happened to it.

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You can remove the drive from the casing and connect it inside your pc, using IDE cables if its an IDE or a SATA cable, if it comes with one

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