Question about Transcend StoreJet 2.5 (TS120GSJ25T) 120 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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StoreJet 2.5 Spinning properly(sounds) but not detected

My StoreJet i bought in 2005 stopped getting detected by my computer all of the sudden. I tried 3 different computers, none can detected it. I've tested the USB cable on a different device and it seems to be working. It sounds to be spinning properly and does not have clicking sound. I hope it is not broken.

I have not recently installed any new programs on my computer and I simply turned off my laptop and unplugged it as i usually do. It stopped working as I plugged it in again hours later.

I've also tried taking the hard drive out and placing it back.

I really hope it is not broken
I take good care of this product but do you think it is because of the problem of the Harddrive case? or is it the problem of the Harddrive itself.


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  • wakahola May 07, 2008

    i think i actually bought it in 2007 not 2005

  • quirospepe Jun 18, 2008

    The EXACT same thing happened to me. I bought mine in 2007.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    Mine is behaving the exact same way. I can hear it spinning (no clicking) and the light blinks when I first plug it in, but my computer does not recognize it.


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If it came with a Y USB cable -- try connecting both "Computer" USB ends to the computer ports. It could be power issue. Worked for me.

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Try the drive in a new case. if that dosent work the drive is dead.

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