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Try here:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

About half the way down the page there are many hard disk diagnostic tools.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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My I/O Magic Gigabank 500 was tipped over by my daughter. It now beeps intermittently and is not recognized by my computer.


it is possible you have a bad drive now as they cant be moved while on. However, turn it off let it cool down. Turn off the computer it was on. now disconnect it from both Data and wall for hard drive. give it say 20-30 minutes. put it back in the correct position, and try turning it on. after it has come up to speed plug it back into the computer. if you hear a sound try to compare it to one of these. you will notice that they have a play button next to the sounds.

Also IO magic isn't the hard drive manufacture IO uses other brands of hard drives to put inside their units. http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php these guys have a great sound of some failed drives.

if the drive can reset itself then all will be back to normal. if not you will need to do a drive test call them to find out what they recommend.
http://www.iomagic.com/

if western digital http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?wdc_lang=en

Jun 22, 2011 | IO Magic Corporation Computers & Internet

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Retrieving files from external hard drive


Try using the file settings and transfer wizard, to transfer from one hdd to the other.

Apr 13, 2010 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

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Hard drive flashing


There is a certain amount of very voltage sensitive circuitry in the enclosure and it was damages by over voltage. Your best bet is to replace the enclosure. These are available from China on eBay for around $18. Much less than to have your enclosure repaired.

Mar 22, 2010 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

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How can I format this to my mac???


Most external hard drives are formatted to FAT 32 for use in both Mac and PC. If you wish to format it for your Mac only (it will perform better),

Before you begin to use your new external hard drive with Aperture, reformat it to the Mac OS Extended file system:
  1. Be sure your drive is attached and mounted.
  2. If you have already written any data to the drive, back it up before proceeding to the next step.
  3. In the Finder, choose Go > Utilities. The /Applications/Utilities folder will open.
  4. Launch Disk Utility.
  5. Click the icon for your external hard drive in the sidebar on the left.
  6. Click the Erase tab along the top of the window.
  7. From the Volume Format menu, choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
  8. Enter a name for the external hard drive in the Name field.
  9. Click the ERASE button.

Dec 17, 2009 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

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GigaBank 250 GB USB 2.0 External hard Drive - How to open case ?


Remove the cover plate from behind the drive (where the plugs and on/off switch are.) You have to then remove the 2 screws. After that pull on the end with the blue lights to slide the hard drive out. If you have a tower computer, you can permanently install the hard drive and it should work fine as a secondary drive. Just make sure the jumper pins are set to "slave".

Mar 29, 2009 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

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My 500 gig io magic doesnt respond any way it can be fixed?


Is the blue light blinking? I had the same thing occur to my I/O Magic 250 GB USB drive a couple of days ago. I did an online chat with I/O Magic tech support and the guy said you can RMA (return) it if it's in warrantee, but otherwise too bad. Mine is out of warrantee. Since the enclosure contains an ordinary hard drive inside, just carefully peel off the little metal plate at the back of the unit, undo the two screws and slide out the drive. The are two plugs and four screws to free the drive. To get your data back once you've got the drive out, you've got three choices: buy a new enclosure ($20+), buy a toaster ($50) (it's like an enclusre, but you just pop a drive into the top, like bread into a toaster), or open up your computer and connect the drive directly as any other. Oh and don't buy another I/O Magic product again.

Dec 28, 2008 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

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IO Magic Drive power replacement


All you need to do is ask at a computer parts store for an external hard drive enclosure.Take the hard drive with you and they will be able to give you the correct size, there are 3 sizes available, 1.8" (has a drive the same as an ipod in it), 2.5"(has a laptop /notebook hard drive in it), and a 3.5"(has a full size desktop hard drive in it).

The other option is you could just completely remove the drive from the io magic case and install it into your computer as an extra drive.

Jul 02, 2008 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

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IO Magic 250gig external hard drive


Unfortunately the hard drive within the external case has died. The clicking noise you can hear is the read / write heads trying to find anything on the platter and failing, this means that any files that were on the drive are lost. There are many tricks on the net that give hope of recovering data off a dead hard drive but most just corrupt the data completely. If you have files that you must have and can afford the extremely high price for data recovery there are services available through most hard drive manufactures, most notably through Seagate.

May 07, 2008 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

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Magic usb hard drive


Just buy new external ( hdd is fine ) then pun that hdd in new external and everything will work fine

Feb 29, 2008 | IO Magic Corporation GigaBank (I250HD35)...

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