Question about Buffalo Technology 1TB DRIVESTATION COMBO TURBO EXT USB20 FW400 SATA 7200RPM USB 20 Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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This generally means you have a hardware failure in the drive or enclosure. The simplest way to test which is to have a hardware tech move the drive into a new enclosure and see if it works.
This will void your warranty if you do it, so, if the drive is under warranty and there are no files you consider valuable on the drive, call the manufacturer for warranty support.
If you value the data more than the drive is worth then take it to your local hardware vendor and ask them to test the hard drive in a new enclosure. Good odds it will work this way but if not you may need the help of a data recovery specialist.
In North America I use Armor-IT, if you are in a different region and the new enclosure fails to garner results, comment back with your region(Country, State, City) and I will supply you with the closest reputable facility.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
set first device as your harddisk is bios.
When you power up the computer press F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.then go to boot option then set first boot as hdd.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
From the sounds of it you powered off your laptop while the Buffalo drive was connected.
If this is the case you have most likely damaged the partition and possibly a small amount of the data on the drive.
If you don't have anything crucial on the drive you should be able to go into Disk Manager and reformat it, this will make it usable again.
If you have files on the drive you cannot afford to lose then you will need the help of a data recovery pro, but this type of failure is pretty simple for them to recover from in most cases.
Comment back telling me if the data needs recovery or not, if it does, include you Country, State and City and I will refer you to an appropriate Pro, if not let me know it's ok to format and I will provide you with the steps you require.
Hope this helps FixYa,
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
yes..that is predictable..most externals can not take the boost without a firmware update. check the buffalo site for a driver
Posted on Dec 05, 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
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