Question about Buffalo Technology DriveStation USB 2.0 250GB 7200rpm 480Mbps USB 2.0 USB 2.0 External (HDHB250U2FT) Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If the drive clicks and whirs and repeats, then I'm afraid it is dead. The only way to get any data off it will be to contact one of those expensive data recovery companies. Sorry!
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
This is a solution I have used in the past and it has worked. It's a Seagate Recover utility for end users.
If the data is absolutley critical and very valuable, you can send it to Seagate and they are very good at recovery as well. It gets a little pricey at $800, but I too have had to use that as well for mission critical data I could not afford to lose.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
If the USB drive is detected by system generally, as you write, first thing I would do is go to Disk Management (on Windows XP it's under Administrative Tools, the quickest way to get there is to right-click My Computer and choose Manage) and see if the system recognizes the disk volume. If it is listed under Disk Management, try Assign/Change drive letter, and assign it an unused drive letter. Don't try anything harsh, like formatting or removing partitions!
If this doesn't help, or the drive volume is not present under Disk Management, the next step would be to remove the actual drive from the USB case and hook it up to the motherboard. You don't specify your drive model, so the actual hookup will depend on the type of drive that's inside. If it's a 2.5" IDE/ATA drive, you will need an adapter to connect it to a standard ATA cable and standard power for example. If you are not computer hardware savvy, I would recommend asking for professional assistance.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
I think I have the answer, plug your cable in. If windows 7 shows the message unknown device don't remove the usb. instead turn the switch on the back of the external hard drive off for a few seconds then back on. Windows 7 should then for some unknown reason find the correct drivers and your buffalo hard drive will now work. This worked on mine.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
portable hard drives are very VERY sensitive. because of its structure & its a compact design. the cause of the issue might be because you dropped it. try to format it if the problem will go away.
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
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