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
First off, 5 years is a normal time for a drive to fail.
From your description either the drive has failed or the circuitry in the external enclosure.
If the drive is simply a backup drive, toss it and buy a new one. If on the other hand you have data on the drive that you need to recover, try taking it to your local PC shop and have the techs there move the hard drive into a new enclosure. If it works you'll have access to your files.
Either way I highly suggest buying a new backup drive as this one either has failed or is likely to soon.
If the drive transplant doesn't work and you need access to the files on the failed drive, comment back with your location(Country, State, City) and I can refer you to an appropriate pro.
Hope this helps FixYa,
Posted on Mar 26, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
May 16, 2011 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive
May 02, 2011 | Fantom Titanium II (TFD500C16) 500 GB USB...
Mar 15, 2011 | Fantom Hard Drives
May 01, 2010 | Fantom Titanium II (TFD500C16) 500 GB USB...
Sep 03, 2009 | Fantom Titanium Hard Drive
Aug 14, 2009 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive
Jul 31, 2009 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive
Mar 23, 2009 | Fantom Drives 120 GB Hard Drive
Oct 24, 2007 | Fantom Titanium II (TFD500C16) 500 GB USB...
Feb 08, 2011 | Fantom Titanium II (TFD250U8) 250 GB USB...
73 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: