Question about Verbatim VER95327 USB Hard Drive
I have a 500G Verbatim External hard drive. I googled how to format and partition it so that it would work with my mac. I used the disk utility and it went just like the instructions said. It causes the mac to hang up in the middle of programs when it is plugged in. It does not want to eject properly and now the screen is stuck on "scanning".
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Shut your computer down. Disconnect you external hardrive. Power up your computer again. Power up the Verbatim and then connect to a USB port. You should hear a very quiet 'ping'.
Go to My Computer, and the Verbatim should be showing as one of your drives (probably Drive D). You should be able to open it from there.
Make sure that you have a Desk Top Icon for opening the hardrive, it makes it so much easier. Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
SOURCE: Undetectable External hard drive
i am unsure about this but its worth trying
go to start control panel administrative tools services and look for plug and play and make sure it is set to auto at start up and enabled it so it is started this lets your computer recognize new hardware on your computer which should let see it in your my computer screen
i hope this as help if not well i tryed
Posted on May 01, 2009
Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.
Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external , go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".
If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.
Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.
Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.
The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.
The last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.
A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.
I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
Yes. It's one of the features of the USB hardware interface,
and it's necessary for the Mac Operating System to be 'compatible' with the file-systems used on Windows computers.
Posted on Oct 07, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 15, 2015 | Verbatim Computers & Internet
Dec 25, 2011 | SimpleTech 500GB SimpleDrive Pro External...
Jul 16, 2011 | Verbatim Smartdisk Clon Portable 97061...
May 29, 2011 | Verbatim InSight 320GB USB 2.0 2.5...
Dec 14, 2010 | Verbatim 500GB USB Desktop 500 GB Hard...
Nov 04, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies
Oct 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet
Sep 15, 2009 | Verbatim External, USB 2.0, 750GB...
Jun 07, 2009 | LaCie Hard Disk 1TB Desktop with Hi-Speed...
Mar 16, 2008 | Smartdisk - Peripherals - HARD DRIVE,...
Aug 21, 2017 | Verbatim VER95327 USB Hard Drive
116 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: