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I have a fantom hi speed usb external hard drive. How do I back up data from my pc onto it?

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If you are running windows XP you can go to START, PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, BACKUP

Just follow the prompts from there!

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If you install a hard drive into an USB 3 hard drive adapter case and the data transfer speed would depend how fast a hard drive you install in this USB 3 adapter case.
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The hard drive is faulty and we mortals cannot retrieve data from a faulty hard drive.
There are companies that can retrieve data from a faulty hard drive BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.
If future with these external hard drives, it pays to have a second one so you can back up your data on the second hard drive in case the first hard drive becomes faulty.

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For the USB ports, you may want to verify that the drivers for the "enhanced USB" are up to date and for USB 2.0 or 1.1. USB 2.0 ports are generally backwards compatible for 1.1 devices. The "enhanced" does indicate USB 2.0 controller. 30mins to backup 3GB to your external drive is a VERY long time. USB 2.0 transfers data up to 480mbps, but if you get an error message indicating that the device can perform faster on a 2.0 port, you maybe transferring data at 12mbps which is USB 1.1 speed

To speed up the transferring of data, identify which USB contoller in Device Manager is the USB port you're having a problem with, and delete it from Device Manager. Then, plug in your external drive into a USB port its never used before.

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Basic Troubleshooting:

-Check all connections (Ethernet, Power, USB, etc)
-Install the appropriate driver for the device, usually included on a CD
-Double Check compatibility with your system (system requirements usually on packaging of product)
-If you haven't rebooted since you set it up, then reboot, this fixes a lot of things
-Try the product on another computer
-Try different cables/ports on the comptuer.

If nothing works, then send it in if it's under warranty or contact a professional service.

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Matthew,
First thing you should do is remove the drive from enclosure and connect it direcly to the PC or via another USB enclosure.
If it still doesn't power up then most likely the PCB is dead. You can try to find another drive of the same model and swap the PCBs. But as far as I know often this doesn't work.
Here's some info about burnt PCB (in the beginning): http://datacent.com/datarecovery/hdd/western_digital/
Take care.

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unless you fancy trying to connect the drive inside the unit directly to a pc by taking the box a part.

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