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I can't conect exteranal harddrive Buffalo Model:HD-PE250U2 to my desk top cumputer,after conect by USB conector it show that " you need to format drive befor open" how can i solve this problem ?

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An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

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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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When you connect it up, are there any lights that turn on? Do you hear any mechanical sounds from the external unit?


(Where do you look in your laptop? In My Computer, does it simply not show up there?
Click on Start ... Control Panel ... System ... Device Manager.


Can you see the device in Disk Drives, or in the USB device listing?

If so, does it have any Caution tags on it?

If you right-click and ask for its Properties, what does that say?


Back out of all that.



Click on Start, then RIGHT-click on My Computer, click on Manage. In the left pane expand Storage if necessary and click on Disk Management. Look in the LOWER RIGHT pane and scroll through all the hardware devices it shows there.


Do you see that external drive there?

If not, you have a hardware problem.


IF you can see the unit in Disk Management's lower right pane, look at the main block which has info on it.

It will show a Volume Name like My Disk or something, a Windows letter name like E, a size, a File System like NTFS, and a status. What are those?


If it simply has no letter name you can assign one by right-clicking on it.

If its File System is shown as "RAW", you have a little corrupted info in the disk control files. It may ask if you want to Format the disk and you are right to NOT do that.


3. Does it display the same info if you connect it to another PC?


4. IF the unit lights up but does not show anywhere as a valid piece of hardware, it is still possible that the HDD inside it is OK with good data, and the problem is with the case - its power supply or communication interface chips.


If that is the case, a simple way to check is to open the external case , uninstall the HDD unit inside, then install it temporarily in a desktop PC.


BUT your external unit MAY be one designed for use with laptops, and those have slightly different connectors on the, you would need an adapter to make the connections to the desktop machine.


But if you can do that, a good HDD will just show up like any other installed HDD. If that happens you can look more closely at the empty case as the culprit.


hope this helps

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