Question about Acomdata (HD160UE5-72) (HD160UE572) 160 GB Hard Drive

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My computer has ceased to recognize the 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.

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  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with the acomdata 320gb drive. It worked once I did a sve and when I tried to do another save 2 weeks later it has never worked again solid blue light my pc wont recognize it exists.

  • Reddawgz May 14, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my external hard drive. Is there any way to retrieve the data from the hard drive?

  • Blackoutmiam May 14, 2008

    im having the very same problems... My hard drive is not showing up on my computer anymore...

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    IT sucks dont but anymore stuff from Acomdata

  • strapp Jun 05, 2008

    Our computer does not recognize the hard drive. The blue light comes on as well as a flashing red light with a beep. Sounds like a faint clicking as well.

  • caveboy2000 Jul 12, 2008

    Same problem tonight! I panicked. No backup. Same soft click and blue light.
    So, after many attempts at startup, I decided to open the drive case and remove the drive.
    I placed it in another generic (firewire/usb) case. I hooked it up, plugged in the firewire cable, and it worked!
    The Acomdata case failed - not the drive!

  • jackof Jul 13, 2008

    Exactly the same problem - all of a sudden - solid blue light and the computer doesn't recognize it.

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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

  • 6976pam Dec 12, 2010

    how do you know which replacement enclosure to buy ? I just want my pictures :-(

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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?

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