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Trekstor 500 gb. external hard drive keeps asking me to insert disk?

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    Palmbeach May 11, 2010

    What operating system are you using?

    Have you successfully used the external drive before?

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OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DOUG-52YFQVP2IP
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model P5K-VM
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~2337 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~2337 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0602, 10/30/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name DOUG-52YFQVP2IP\Doug
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.49 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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CHECK OUT THE RAM, IT WONT SUPPORT IF THAT IS BELOW 1 GB, ITS MOST LIKELY UR PC WILL HANG AND WILL NOT SUPPORT THE 500 GB EXTERNAL DRIVE.

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If it's making rattling noises, it's failing (or failed). The only repair is a new drive.

Sorry for the bad news...hope that's helpful, however.

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If it still has a valid warranty, exercise the warranty to get a free replacement.

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I have a external Trekstor DataStation maxi 500 Gb hard drive. I now have encountered a constant red light and when this happens the drive is not visible in Explorer. When I turn off the power and then...


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Hi, unfortunately your are probably right. You can buy a new hard drive and install your self as the cheepest option?

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Plug in your hard drive to the usb port.
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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.

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