Question about Fantom Titanium II (TFD250U8) 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Have you tried running a search from your start menu (in Windows XP, Vista)? If not, go there and then use the drop down line at the top of the window. It should register what drive is plugged into or hooked up to your computer.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
Red is a failure warning but if it only hasppens with the usb plugged in it's mostly likey a failure in the IDE/SATA to USB conversion board.
Take the drive to your local PC shop, ask the techs there to pull the hard drive out of your phantom and test it in a new enclosure. If it works there, buy the enclosure, if it doesn't reply back and let me kow your Country, State and City and I can recommend a pro to look at the actual harddrive if you need files recovered from it.
Hope this helps FixYa
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
Since you've already tried different cables and computers, that eliminates a lot of things. Are there any configuration switches?
Possibly a cable or connector has come loose within the unit, particularly the edge connector that connects to the drive itself. If the unit is under warranty, try that first, espcially if you don't have important files that could be lost on the drive if you had to send it in for repair or replacement.
If you open it up, re-seat the connectors --- push them firmly into the drive PC board. If possible, remove each and put it firmly back into place. If that doesn't fix it, something is probably burned out and it is probably not something one can handle without access to factory replacement parts.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
SOURCE: Fantom hard drive red light!
There are no drivers for this unit. It is a plug & play unit that is one of the worst Fantom has ever offered. Very unreliable and many power cord problems.
I tried for several weeks to find the drivers over the net and researched a ton before I called Fantom Tech Support. The number is posted on New Egg under the their Mfg contacts
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
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