Purchased WD 500g hard drive less than two months ago. Drive is used almost exclusively for 'Pro-Tools' recording. Drive is full of musical recordings and demo tracks. 16 cds just to install the software. I was flipping pictures from landscape to portrait and the drive froze. Put in my other identical machine. Still NG. I can take it to Best Buy and have them image a new one... which I have already purchased... same exact drive; or do it myself. I would prefer to send it back to WD and have them do it. Perhaps they can capture the data; which is really what I want. Do start all over again represents hours and hours of loading and configuring. Does Western Digital perform this service. I am willing to pay of course. Please help me out. This one is a disaster for me even though the data is backed up.
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4-in-1 retro music center with turntable, radio, USB and aux input
3-speed belt-drive turntable plays all your records
Records your albums onto USB flash drive
Sensitive FM tuner with speedometer look
Built-in speakers and headphone jack for private listening; Auxiliary input for connecting and playing other devices
So record to USB, put the USB into the computer and transfer it using Windows File Explorer, using right click, drag, copy here, so a file location on the hard drive like 'My Music'. Then connect your iPod and transfer it. You may have to buy the 'iTunes Match Package' to allow you to use music not purchased from Apply. It is $24 a year.
When you say "fourth record" do you mean 4 LPS containing at least 16 tracks each?
If you are, check the format that the recordings are in. For example some recording software use WAV files which are very large.
Since an LP is about 30 minutes a side maximum you could have two hours of music! Depending on how full you drive was it could be nearly full, especially if they were recorded as WAV files!
MP3 files take up far less space so you could convert the WAV files to that format and then delete the wave files. If you can free up space to do it.
Any external USB hard drive that uses a 3.5" hard drive (the larger drives they use in desktops) will work. These all come with an external power adapter you must plug into the wall.
The external hard drive units that use the smaller 2.5" hard drives are the ones they use in laptops. These require much less power, and can be powered by the PC's USB port although some do come with an optional power adapter. However the Dish receiver does not send enough power to its USB port to power the hard drive, which is why the tech told you to get one that has an external power supply.
Even then the DVR uses a drive format that your computer may not recognize. I don't know if there are tools out there that will let you connect a hard drive from a DVR, read and convert the TV shows stored there.
Another option is to buy a DVD recorder. This is like a VCR, only it uses a DVD disc and not a video tape. Connect the DVD recorder to the outputs on the DVR, and then set the DVD recorder so it will record from its input. (on my DVD recorder this is "IN2")
Put a blank DVD into the DVD recorder, start playing a show on the DVR, and hit record on the DVD recorder. When the show is finished, hit stop on the DVD recorder to stop recording. The advantage here is you can then play this DVD on any DVD drive. The disadvantage is DVD recorders only record in non-HD. You can still play a show in HD, but the recording you get won't be in HD. Also, the show has to record in real time. So if it's a 60 minute episode, it will take 60 minutes to record.
open up the unit and remove the hard disk. If you have a desktop, connect the drive like you would any other hard disk. If the drive does NOT show up under My Compujter, then the format is proprietary, and all you can do is back up the drive with a program like Acronis True Image (you must have more free space on your hard disk than the DVR's drive size...if the DVR has a 500G hard disk, you need 500G of free space on your desktop drive). If the drive DOES show up with a drive letter under Computer, then create a directory on the C drive and simply drag and drop all the files from the DVR hard disk (E: or whatever it makes itself) to this folder. The files may still be in a proprietary format and unplayable though. If you are trying to play the files on the computer, I suggest using VLC player. It plays almost everything in the universe.
IF IT IS LESS THAN 30 DAYS OLD , W/D HAS FREE SUPPORT. OR OPTION B GO TO CONTROL PANEL, ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS, COMPUTER MANAGEMENT, UNDER STORAGE, CLICK DISK MANAGEMENT, WAIT A FEW SECONDS, THEN ENLARGE THE PAGE. LOOK FOR YOUR DRIVE. THEN LOOK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE UNALLOCATED SPACE. IN ANY EVENT, RIGHT CLICK THE DRIVE, SEE THE OPTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE, MIGHT WANT TO MARK PARTITION AS ACTIVE. .....HOPE THIS HELPS........JEFFXC.......... IF PURCHASED @ WALMART, THEY WILL TAKE ANYTHING BACK!
I cannot help with your problem but unfortunately the same thing has just happened to me this morning. I woke up and every recording is apparently gone, but I cannot record because it says there is no room on the HDD and for me to delete titles. Can anyone help!?
If you look at the Power supply box there should be a green light. If
you unplug the cord and plug it in again it might just blink then stay
our.. it is a common problem with these WD Elements. If it is newer,
then it is under warranty.
A replacement or extra power supply for your external drive can be purchased from our phone support team by calling 1-800-275-4932. Any technical support representative
will be able to sell this part. Please have the serial number or model
number of the hard drive ready, as this is needed to determine the
correct adaptor type for the hard drive.
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