Question about Acomdata (HD160UE5-72) (HD160UE572) 160 GB Hard Drive
When I turn the drive on, the blue power light comes on but computer does not recognize it. The idicator does not pulse with a different color to indicate activity.
I had the same problem with my iomega 320 external hard drive. The Hard drive is a seagate and I believe that the controller was made by Acomdata based on the number on the circuit board.
When my drive stop working I could here the drive still spinning when power was on.
I asked one of the tech guys at Fry's Electronics and he suggested that the board was bad and I replaced the enclosure (which comes with it's own controller card).
I took the drive out of the iomega enclosure and installed it into a new kingwin enclosure ($25.00usd @ fry's) and that took care of the problem.
I picked the Kingwin because it has pretty blue and orange leds. I do believe that a cheaper enclosure would do fine and I have seen them on the net for under $10.
I have looked for a replacement card, but they seem to be quite expensive .
Posted on May 19, 2008
This is cont. from my post on the previous issue.
I went as far as reloading windows on my pc to see if the problem was my pc did not help.
I now have a 500GB exteranl hard drive the pc is working fine with it so I know the problem is in the acomdata drive.
I think the key is a different manufacturer it so far is working fine.
I am bummed out the acomdata only lasted about 2 to 3 weeks before I had a problem or noticed i had a problem. Should I try to format the drive would this help?
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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