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Hi there, if you would like to format it, all you have to do is plug it into the computer, go to my computer, and right click on the drive. Then, click format. After that, click on the format button and let it be for about a hour or two. After it is done, the drive will have been formated.

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I cleared up my HD-CE500U2 earlier and deleted everything I didn't need and since then, I have restarted my computer and the light on the drive is on, but it isn't being recognised by my compu


there is only one way put another harddisk on your system and install the os which you have in old one after installing it and remember do not open any disk untill you didnot put any antivirus and update.

after that shut down your system and put that old hard disk with new one and before access that hard disk scan it properly .

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My HD-CE500U2-EU seems to have gone down. It cannot be read and is making a regular clicking sound. It's been fine for the last two years.


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If you need to recover data from a faulty hard drive, there are companies that specializes in data recovery from faulty hard drives BUT they will charge you an arm and a leg for their services.

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I cant format my Buffalo HD-CE500U2. It took time to load.


A few things to check

1. ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer.

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply (Dont use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating eg. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly)

If you checked and fixed anything there then lets see if we can format it ?

Go to your control panel and then administrative tools, select computer management.

Now select Disk Management and expand the window.

Your drive should be listed here (if not then you need to check your computer hardware has not got any issues before proceeding)

If your drive is listed and says healthy then right click on it an select Properties, click tools and then error checking, Check now, tick the two boxes and then start.

This will attempt to fix any errors on the drive. It may also ask you to restart which is fine. Allow it to finish its work or you could corrupt the drive. If all went well you should be able to use it normally again.

If you drive was listed ut did NOT say healthy then right click and select Format. Choose NTFS as the file system and do not tick any boxes you do NOT want quick format. Again start and let it do its thing. when it is done restart your computer and you should be good to go.




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Buffalo drivestation 500 gb wont start


Certainly we can help,

This generally means you have a hardware failure in the drive or enclosure. The simplest way to test which is to have a hardware tech move the drive into a new enclosure and see if it works.

This will void your warranty if you do it, so, if the drive is under warranty and there are no files you consider valuable on the drive, call the manufacturer for warranty support.

If you value the data more than the drive is worth then take it to your local hardware vendor and ask them to test the hard drive in a new enclosure. Good odds it will work this way but if not you may need the help of a data recovery specialist.

In North America I use Armor-IT, if you are in a different region and the new enclosure fails to garner results, comment back with your region(Country, State, City) and I will supply you with the closest reputable facility.

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Time for physical format ???


Formatting such a large hard disk will take a long time, especially if you do a full format (not a quick format).
Just let the computer do its thing, don't turn it off.

Jan 06, 2009 | Buffalo Technology DriveStation HD-HC500U2...

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use a program called Recova to try and get all possible data off the disc, or try a back up program. then using the formatting program off you buffalo disc do a physical format of the disc (it takes a long time). format your disk. (again it takes a long time) If you want to change from fat32 to nfts right click the disk icon ,select properties,format, chose to format in nfts, select quick format. if all ok re-enter your data. it worked for me.

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