i have ibook and just connected up my external hard drive, however although recognized it fails to allow me to drag and drop files in it says unable to as crossfire cannot be modified, please can you help?
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Re: crossfire 160gb external hard drive.
If the drive was formatted in a newer windows OS and it is the NTFS file system, the Mac OS will only have read access. You can check this by plugging it in and checking the properties. To solve this you can copy your stuff off and reformat in the FAT32 format, you will only lose the security features that NTFS offers.
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Yes. It does need a power supply. I highly recommend not using this product It will work for a while and eventually not be recognized. This drive currently fried on me. If you chose to get rid of it let me know. I need the circuit board from this drive inorder to get files off my fried hard drive.
Connect it to a different computer.
If it works, then connecting to _your_ computer is the problem.
If it does not work, then either:
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the casing has failed, or,
* the disk-drive inside the casing has failed.
Open the case, and remove the disk-drive, and connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in your computer, to see if the disk-drive itself is "good" or "bad".
Google-search for "Data Recovery Services" -- these are commercial, high-cost, companies, that can temporarily repair a "dead" disk-drive, just long enough to try to copy all the files from the disk onto a new disk-drive.
I had this same problem. One option is to open the smartdisk up. It should have a seagate ata drive inside. Attach it to a computer as a slave drive. Your dive will appear as a secondary drive on your computer. you should be able to get all your files off the drive. If your worried about voiding your computers warranty you can buy a usb adapter to make the drive act as an external drive. I highly recommend never using this drive again. I used it as my main hard drive and it fried on me. If you plan on getting rid of this drive let me. I need the circuit board to get my music files and portfolio off my failed drive. Thank you.
hi i have just got one my self of ebay its a universal adaptor you want that can work on laptops charger .
try this way ebay computer access laptop chargers / universal adaptors £10.99p fits most laptops and external drivers
hope this helps all the best