Hey guys. I have an answer on how to fix the Trekstor Datastation "Removable Disk" problem.
I also own a Trekstor Datastation 500GB and had the same problem even
though it worked for several months then all of a sudden when I tried
to hook it up to another computer, it stopped working. It would
recognize the USB connection but you could not read the drive as it
would say "Removable Disk".
In "Device Manager" it recognizes the drive as Sundata USB2SATA. But
what it really should be is "WDC WD50 00AAVS-32ZTB0 USB Device" or
something similar to that. For those that are wondering, yes, the hard
drive is a Western Digital Hard Drive. Western Digital Caviar to be
Solution: You need to open the cover to the hard drive and reconnect
the hard drive to the connector on the board. It's that simple!
It is very loose and this model is not well designed so it can easily
come off if you accidentally knock over your hard drive or move it to
another location. The hard drive is held in place by screws on a
holder where there is room for the screws to slide if the screws are
not tight enough.
You'll need a T10 screwdriver bit to remove the cover and a Phillips screwdriver to adjust the hard drive.
NOTE: Doing this will probably voids your warranty but trust me, it
works and it's really easy and quick to do. Took me 15 minutes.
Saame Problem. It comes up as a removable storage device, with 0 gigs memory... and when i click on it it says that i need to insert something into that drive... i have noo idea what to do, but i odn't want to lose my stuff :'[
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Step 1: When you connect an external hard drive or USB flash drive to your PC computer, the drive should appear in the "Computer" window. However, if the data on the drive is corrupted, you may receive an error saying that the disk is not accessible. In order to get the removable disk working again, you will need to boot up your computer using the Windows installation disk and then format the corrupted drive. Connect the removable disk to your computer. Insert the Windows installation disk into your optical drive and reboot the system. Press any key on the keyboard when you see the prompt asking if you want to boot to the CD. Press "Next" and then click on the "I accept the license terms" button. Click "Custom" when the program asks you what type of installation you want to perform. Click on the "Drive options (advanced)" button. The next window will display a list of all the hard drives connected to your computer. The removable disk will appear, even if its data is inaccessible. Highlight the removable disk that you want to format and then choose the "NTFS" option. Click "OK" to clear the data and format the hard drive.
When the hard disk is not displayed this usually means the hard disk hasfailed or the hard disk needs re-seating or the disk controller is faulty.
First - re-seat the harddisk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot andgo into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If itdoesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.
Next - to check if the harddrive is faulty, remove the hard drive and insert it into an USB hard drive adapter and connect it to a workingcomputer's USB port. If this computer cannot see itas an USB mass storage device and you cannot open the various folders and fileson this drive, then this confirms the hard drive is faulty.
Then the hard drive needsto be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer orlaptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioningcomputer/laptop again.
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After making 100% sure you have no diskette or CD in any drives the conclusion may well be that the disk is ruined. You ay try to boot from a diskette or CD and see if you can access the disk then. (see www.ultimatebootcd.com for instructions to make a boot CD)
"The ultimate boot CD" has a few tools that might help you out. Since you can't boot you must make it on a different computer, though.
You may also try to insert the disk in a diffe rent computer to see if it can be booted there. Also make sure all cables are properly connected.
Have you removed it at anytime before, if so better putting back into same usb port, or firewire or try using another one.
Assuming all drivers have been loaded for the HDD.
See if the drive is recognised, go to My Computer, right click then manage, then look at disk management and see if it's there.
If not there and you know your ports are ok, then there is a hardware fault.