Question about Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572) 320 GB Hard Drive

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Worked fine for a year, now not recognized or functioning

The light is blinking red/blue, device doesn't come up in computer properties. Have changed the data line (device to machine), and checked different USB ports, same problem.

Doesn't sound like anthing is going on inside (no "whirring"). What are my options?

Thanks for any help


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  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    I have the same problem!

  • Stosh80 Jul 24, 2008

    Same problem. Drive is about a year and a half old. Just began blinking red and blue one day. PC no longer recognizes the drive. Rebooting, device manager, etc.-none of these things work.

  • Anonymous Aug 10, 2008

    computer doesn't see hard drive, light blinks red and blue, no sounds from hard drive.....would appreciate some help

  • TRaVMaNN Aug 20, 2008

    everyone said it but have the same problem. turned it of for a couple days. when i turned it on light just keeps blinking. have another identical hard drive so i could switch the drive to the working one but will wait a little bit for an easier solution

  • effiemae70 Aug 30, 2008

    Same problem what can i do

  • Glen Ernst
    Glen Ernst Sep 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with an external 320 GB firewire drive. submitted question to acomdata. no response after two weeks.

  • mrwhitey Oct 06, 2008

    My computer doesn't see hard drive, light blinks red and blue, no whirring sounds from hard drive.....

    Seems to be a common issue- HELP!

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I had have the same problem with the blinking light and my MAC not reading the Hard Drive. I just have to say that I happened to have an old power outlet cord from my last one and tried it since someone wrote that as a suggestion and it worked great thank you so much for the help!



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I had the same issue- light was blinking from red to blue, could not get my computers (I have a Mac and a PC) to recognize the drive, sounded like the drive wasn't powering up...

I replaced the Acom drive enclosure with a new one (CP Technologies). I don't know if the drive enclosure or power supply was at fault-- but it wasn't the internal drive. Plugged it in and amazingly all my data was back. For thirty bucks it was far less than sending out the drive to a 'data recovery' expert!

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I was having the same problem: blinking red/blue light and clicking. I just got the same power supply from a friend's drive and the problem is gone. Drive is back to normal and all contents are intact. Don't be fooled by the green light on the AC adapter. Even though it's on, it might be damaged. I guess my was damaged by lightning a few days ago.

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    Cassandra Bumpous Dec 05, 2010

    Hallelujah! I was having the same problem


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Yeah me too!!!!!!!

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