Question about Trekstor Datastation maxi t.u SATA 500 GB SATA Hard Drive

2 Answers

Disk not readable, Mac OSX 10.5.2

I can use the compact flash card reader fine, but it gives me an error when I plug it in to utilize the hard drive. It says that the disk is "not readable"
I can't find a driver anywhere for it, no software with the product got it from J&R.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

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 exact.

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.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

For me too, after multiple uses it suddenly stopped showing working up.
please help so, i do not lose my my important data

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I want to format my transcend from mac how can i do it


Transcend produces different kinds of memory modules, including Random Access Memory, or RAM, chips for computer systems, USB flash drives and a variety of flash memory card formats, such as SD.


Transcend's flash memory devices are usually preformatted with either FAT32 or NTFS. Macintosh systems primarily use the HFS+ file system format.


You can format a Transcend flash memory card to the FAT format using the Disk Utility program on a Macintosh.


Insert the Transcend flash card into a card reader connected to the Mac.

Some Macintosh computers have SD card readers built in.


Open the Disk Utility program in the Utilities folder.


Click the flash card in the left column of the window.


Click the "Erase" tab.


Click "MS-DOS (FAT)" in the "Format" drop-down list.


Enter a name for the flash card in the "Name" box.


Click "Erase" to format the flash memory card to FAT.


Hope this helps

Oct 28, 2012 | Transcend ts250gsj25m storejet 25 mobile...

1 Answer

Disc not readable in this computer


Not sure if the warranty for it would cover any data retrieval so you might want to address this issue first, if it applies to your case. If not, simply RMA to the seller or manufacturer and they'll either refurbish it or exchange for a working one, depending on warranty for it. Either case, you probably don't want to void your warranty by opening the unit yourself and checking if the drive itself works and if it's just the enclosure that's problematic, so best solution would probably be contacting your nearest mac store and asking them for their advice. Best of luck!

Apr 23, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hi, i have a Seagate Expansion 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive and i want to backup my macintosh by using disk utility. However it seems like as i plug the hard drive in, i cannot put anything...


Hello!!

The MAC is not recognizing HDD because it may not be in FAT or MAC OS X Journeled Format.
Please Follow below steps to Reformat the HDD to make it Compatible with MAC.

1. Connect the HDD.
2. Open Disk Utility from Applications -> Utilities
3. On left side of Disk Utility you'll find your HDD.
4. Click on HDD and select the Format TAB.
5. Reformat the HDD in Mac OSX Journeled Format.
6. Click Apply.
7. Done.

P.S. : It will erase everything from your HDD so remember to backup all data before doing this.

Hope it Helps..!!

Jul 13, 2011 | Seagate (ST310005EXA101RK) 1 TB USB 20...

1 Answer

My mac is not recognizing my disk from my hard drive


Open Disk Utility (as I'm sure you already have) and select the main partition of the problematic disk on the left side, which should be titled disk1s10. In the First Aid tab, click the "Repair Disk" button on the bottom right hand corner of the window. *Note: If this is the current boot disk, you will have to boot off of the Mac OSX Install Disk by inserting it and holding the "C" key while it is turning on. Select your language and choose Utilities --> Disk Utility from the menu on the top of the screen, then following the above instructions.

May 03, 2010 | EZQuest Cobra Plus (B12660) 120 GB Hard...

1 Answer

1T external will not mount on Mac OSX. It worked fine but just stopped. Have tried other computers and cables but nothing. It is getting power. Model #MDHD10T-U2 Serial #JPA7470874


This needs to be formatted before it can be used on a Mac.
  1. Launch Disk Utility by selecting ApplicationsUtilitiesDisk Utilities
  2. Click on the active partition to select it.
  3. Click on the Erase tab.
  4. Select MS-DOS (FAT) from the Volume Format drop-down menu.
  5. Click on the Erase button.
  6. When Disk Utility is finished erasing the disk, click on the active partition and ensure that the Format field at the bottom of the Disk Utility window says that the volume is MS-DOS (FAT32).
  7. You can now quit Disk Utility.

Oct 13, 2009 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

Mac not recognizing External Western Digital HD.


the problem is that your western digital operates using the NTFS (New Technology File System) which is the standard file system of Windows. Apple macs is not interopable with native NTFS therefore you need to install a read-write NTFS file-system driver on your mac.

an excellent free mac NTFS driver can be found here-
http://mac.softpedia.com/get/System-Utilities/NTFS-3G.shtml

download and install the software then restart your mac.

//javaftper

Jun 02, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

Installing Maxtor onto mac osx


I found the solution here: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=SATA_Troubleshooter_-_Mac_OS_X_Installation_Basics&vgnextoid=a0a44a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD#storage

but short version of it all:
Basically you just need to format the drive to get it working. Open up disk utility. Selecting the maxtor drive on the left in disk utility. Then select the erase tab. Then change MS-DOS (FAT) to Mac OS Extended. Finish by clicking erase.

Mine didn't work at first even though I plugged it in but after I did that it worked. Hope you can get yours working too!

Jun 08, 2008 | Maxtor BASICS Personal Storage 3200...

2 Answers

Configuring FreeAgent for Mac OS


Lesson No. 1 - Never buy hardware or software from a store at which sales staff think the best way to answer your Mac questions is to convince you to buy a PC.  Lesson No. 2 - Reformat the drive using the Mac Disk Utility included with your MacBook after consulting with a store at which the sales staff know there is more to the computer world than PCs.  If you only intend to use the drive on your Mac, choose the option Mac Extended Journaled when rewriting the drive. There is also an formatting option to use the drive on both PC's and Macs. But I'm not going there. 

May 21, 2008 | Toshiba MK1637GSX 160 GB IDE Hard Drive

1 Answer

Lexar jumpdrive


its simple ( i dnot have a mac)
go to applications and select Disk Utility and select ERASE !!
that would do the job dear !!

Mar 07, 2008 | Lexar 64MB FLASH MEMORY DRIVE USB 2.0 -...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Trekstor Datastation maxi t.u SATA 500 GB SATA Hard Drive Logo

789 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Trekstor Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Ben Darden
Ben Darden

Level 3 Expert

984 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

37755 Answers

Are you a Trekstor Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...