Hello. I'm desperate. I just put some gigas of video on this removable HD , and now no computer can read it. They say USB Ide found and then reading error . No icons shown. Maybe I havn't deactived the right USB hub before unplugging, but it's strange that for this I have to throw away an expensive device (my father's, by the way)
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A, I have had many of the same issue with portable USB hard drives, what the industry does not tell you is that they get hot in those cases, and there is not active cooling (i.e.: a fan). Usually, that is not a problem for the hard drive itself, however, it is for the USB to hard drive bridge electronics. This is good for you, as, more than likely, the drive is good and the USB bridge, which is separate, has failed.
You will need to carefully take apart the external USB case and connect to your computer either with a new USB case you can get at a good computer store or online store, or if you are technically more inclined, you can attach to a IDE port of you desktop PC witha 2.5" to 3.5" disk drive adapter.
If you need more specifics, let me know and supply the make and model of your USB drive.
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If you checked with alternative cables, and on another computer, then your left with one option only. Removing the HDD from the casing.
If the HDD is still working but the case is not. You need to remove it from the case and connect it to a computer directly.
If once removed it is still not working you can try to put it in a sealed plastic bag and in a freezer for a day, the quickly try to connect it to a computer. If it is still not working you only other solution is to send it to a specialized company that will open it and read the data directly from the plates. This is done in a sealed environment (think high tech dust free rooms with people coverd in white) Thus it is expensive and usefull only id the data has a real value to you.
You can have the data removed by a file recovery business, it is costly. They remove the stoarge media and read it directly using special equipment. Unless the hard drive works (you can read it with your computer) that is your only choice
The MAC is not recognizing HDD because it may not be in FAT or MAC OS X Journeled Format. Please Follow below steps to Reformat the HDD to make it Compatible with MAC.
1. Connect the HDD. 2. Open Disk Utility from Applications -> Utilities 3. On left side of Disk Utility you'll find your HDD. 4. Click on HDD and select the Format TAB. 5. Reformat the HDD in Mac OSX Journeled Format. 6. Click Apply. 7. Done.
P.S. : It will erase everything from your HDD so remember to backup all data before doing this.
Hello. for this problem a simple solution is here change your Harddrive USB Cable and check it its working or if its not working please check in under device manager remove USB Driver and Install it again
It sounds like you have a serious problem. If you cannot get the HDD to read at all and your computer will not recognize it, you have a bad "sector" of the drive. As a metaphor: Your drive has little "squares," each square stores information on it. Your computer will break the data down into these squares and store it in segments. When your computer freezes its because it is "confused" as to why it cannot store the data. When you remove the HDD, the computer then assumes it's to stop and resumes regular activity. The solution: A)Go to “My Computer” right click on the Hard Drives icon and go to “Properties,” then go to “Tools” and then to “Error Checking.”Also then “Defragment” If that doesn’t work: B)Try to reinstall the updated drivers on the manufactures web-site.After you have reinstalled the drivers reformat the Hard Drive.Reformat your hard drive by going into "My Computer" and right clicking the HDD and selecting "Format." Follow the prompt.
You can take the actual hard drive out of the casing and slave it to a working desktop. You can then retrieve your information and use the computer to reformat the HDD. After this put the HDD back in the casing and try to attach to computer. If it doesn't read, then more than likely the USB connection or casing is messed up. You can always keep it slaved to desktop and continue to use, except now it will be internal and not removeable.
i assume the armada is a compaq product? if so, you may want to read your installation documentation- hdd may have jumpers, or spacers that need to be re-located! if it's not a compaq 'compliant' product, then good luck! compaq hardware is very 'proprietary'! meaning, if our laptop don't like it, then it don't work!! i've tried compaq ram on a toshiba- slotted right in! no prob. 'til i booted! didn't like it! seems very unfriendly to me! if your hdd 'kit' is supposedly compatible with your laptop, then, as i stated- check dox for jumper, or spacer settings. remove hdd and check for bent pins!! if there are any, very, very carefully- using fine tweezers- straighten them until they socket properly! break one of and you're s.o.l.! you may have a friend with the proper tools, and a steady hand who could assist, it there's a bent pin! the hdd can appear to seat properly, but still have a bent pin. check any jumper/spacer settings first! also compatibility with your armada! good luck!
probably a little bit late but I think I found a solution ...
1.pull the hard drive out of the laptop 2.boot computer into bios settings 3. set a new bios password and check lock computer 4.while the computer is on slide the HDD in the laptop again. 5. save and exit bios 6.fortunately in the next boot you will get your hdd back