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Will Buffalo Model HD-PE250U2 work with Windows 7 OS? Regards sandra

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Yes, it is a "plug-and-play" device, and Windows XP/Vista/7 support "plug-and-play" devices.

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My device is not being recognized


It looks like Linux Mint is not a supported OS.

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Only the following are supported:
Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

The Linux Mint Dev Team may be working on a solution, but this is not something Buffalo will help you with.

Feb 11, 2014 | Buffalo Technology MiniStation Computers &...

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I cannot read anything on my buffalo HD-PE250U2. What's wrong? It works fine all the time till yesterday.


Try different cables, then try to open the unit and plug in the hard drive directly into the machine to see weather ti drive itself has failed.

Jan 09, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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My Buffalo 1TB mini station HD PCU2 started having some problems after connecting to my new laptop which is having windows8 os. At 1st i couldn't open some folders. It said to format. Did it thrice...


The windows 8 will not recognise the driver for this unit and this is a common problem with win8. Try to get Microsoft download for the correct driver for you machine

Aug 03, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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HD-PE500U3/BK-EU does not work


Compatible


Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit), XP (32 bit), Mac OS X 10.4 or later (*2)

You could download and use TrueCrypt. It's free and has very strong encryption. http://www.truecrypt.org/

Jan 01, 2013 | Buffalo Technology Buffalo MiniStation...

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HD-PE250U2 had it for 3 years - very much loved and working last night. Computer will not recognise it this morning - but power and blue lights are on. Computer does not register the 'name' of


Either the hard drive went bad or the electronics of the enclosure went fubar. Suggest you remove HD and directly connect it to your desktop computer to see if the cmos recognizes it along with the OS. If so you can access your data. If not, the drive is ng - if the drive at least spins and is recognized you may be able to retrieve the contents using windows explorer. If unit will not spin you are in deep doo doo.
Do not format - that will erase everything - try to access the data.

Sep 03, 2017 | Buffalo Technology (HD-PE250U2/BK) 250 GB...

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Driver for HD-PNTU3


This drive showing as not supported for Linux as you mentioned.
Usually this is due to the board inside the enclosure.
You could crack open the case and mount the drive internally which would resolve this issue.
Otherwise you are down to trying to find a driver (not made for this model) that will be recognized by your system.

regards,
Mike

Sep 25, 2012 | Buffalo Technology Buffalo - Hdpnt500u3s -...

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Can't access Buffalo HD-HB250U2-WR 250gb Ext. Hard


This might be problem with the cable. Try using another cable.

Sep 02, 2009 | Buffalo Technology (HD-HB250U2) 250 GB...

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My Buffalo drivestation 1TB was working ok until I switched pc of


Hi Sandra,

From the sounds of it you powered off your laptop while the Buffalo drive was connected.

If this is the case you have most likely damaged the partition and possibly a small amount of the data on the drive.

If you don't have anything crucial on the drive you should be able to go into Disk Manager and reformat it, this will make it usable again.

If you have files on the drive you cannot afford to lose then you will need the help of a data recovery pro, but this type of failure is pretty simple for them to recover from in most cases.

Comment back telling me if the data needs recovery or not, if it does, include you Country, State and City and I will refer you to an appropriate Pro, if not let me know it's ok to format and I will provide you with the steps you require.


Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

Jul 16, 2009 | Buffalo Technology DriveStation HD-HC500U2...

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