Question about Acomdata 250GB External Firewire HD 250 GB FireWire 400 (1394a) Hard Drive
I bought a hi-speed USD 2.0 external hard drive over a year ago and want to learn how to use it. The accompanying CD is just a USB driver and my computer says it already has the software installed.
Anyway, the computer can not recognize the device when it is hooked-up and needless to say I cannot write any files to it. In the computer management pop-up box it says that a device with 204 MB is attached to it - this device is at least 250GB. Is it possible that I need to partition this device before I use it or is it already formatted? If so, how can I partition it.
The acomdata technical help site is very laborious to get through - can someone offer some practical help.
Thanks so much
THe book says to go to
select Manage in pop-up menu
select disk management
look for the drive that has capacity closest to acomdata device
right click on right hand box
in the pop-up menu select delete partition - once you do this, it will say "Online and Unallocated"
Right click on the box and select create new partition.
When the partition window appears, select primary partition and click on next.
No ned to check in that.
The external hard drive can be fomatted by :
Open the my computer, in the my computer or explorer window you should see the drive letter for the external drive.
Right click on the drive you will get the popup menu.
In that select the format option.
But always use NTFS file formatting system.NTFS provides several advantages over FAT32, including support for larger ile sizes.
Use the full format option.
Wait for sometime, until the format is completed.
Then you are good to go.
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