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2.5'' Mobile HDD not beingread at all

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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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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