Question about Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320 GB External USB (WDE1U3200N) Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. Right click on My Computer > Manage;
2. On the new window click on Disk Management, on the right side, right click in the USB Volume and chose "Change Drive Letter and Path..."
3. In the new window click on "Add..." to assign a letter to your USb drive.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
Windows 98 does not properly work with drives > approx. 130 GB. This has something to do with the FAT* being not large enough for more cluster entries.
*(FAT = File Allocation Table; this tells the computer in which clusters on the HD a file is stored. What is the FAT good for? A computer stores files on HD like a very messy person: The first next free space is used; if it is not sufficient, the second next free space and so on. This leads to fragmentation, i.e. one file may be stored on many different sections of the HD. But unlike a messy person the computer keeps good track of where he puts all the pieces; this list is the FAT.
Here's how I worked around that problem: Partitioned them so that each partition was about 125 GB. Also: Cluster size must be 32 kB; if it is smaller you get more clusters and the FAT can't handle so many.
For example I have a 500 GB hard disk that is partitioned into four 122 GB partitions (just to be on the safe side; a couple of GBs not allocated). This works trouble-free.
You might do the partitioning with Windows's FDISK, though it gives you wrong indications about partition sizes. Use percent values (e.g. ''24%'' when specifying the required partition size in FDISK.
A partitioning utility I can recommend for ease and reliability is Acronis Disk Director Suite.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Ok, have you tried changing the drive letter of all the drives in the device manager? This is sometimes the cause for the drive not showing in My computer.
Let me know if you have tried this already, if not, do this, it might just work. It is a 320GB drive.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
There are replacement models for this 5V/1.5A power supply that the AD6008 uses.
One of them is made by a company called "Asian Power Devices" [APD] and their model number for the replacement for this particular unit is: DA-30C01.
I've seen them for sale on www.amazon.com for around $25.00.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
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