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Using acomdata hybriddrive on multiple os

Hi, I have a 750GB Hybriddrive which I would like to use to back up both my windows xp system and mac osx systems.  I don't need or want to use the included software - I will use the mac osx timemachine for example.  Is there any problem backing up two different os'es in this way?
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If you're not going to use the included software then you should partition the drive for both of your os' (it is a fat32 drive).

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Lost fat


Was Jenny Craig Diet involved?

Your only recourse is to reinstate a backup if you have one, or repartition and reformat the drive. May I suggest you obtain RESTORE IT software, saves a million heartbreaks over lost data and pics of value!

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Feb 07, 2010 | Acomdata HybridDrive E5 Hard Drive

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The device doesn't mount on the desktop and when I use the secure log-in it says that the device is not found (even though it is turned on and plugged in)...


Is the front light flashing off and on? The LM5127 power supplies on these units tend to fail in a way that puts the lights on, but won't spin up the drive (high AC ripple current).

Dec 07, 2009 | Acomdata HybridDrive E5 Hard Drive

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It has been working for a year, but now my drive is showing up as a CD partition, instead of a hard drive. Any thoughts?


make sure there is no image on it that would represant a cd image . like a iso file. try using a differnt port, hmm hope this helps a bit.

Dec 03, 2009 | Acomdata HybridDrive E5 Hard Drive

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My new 500 G external hard drive seems to limit the file size under 5 G. Is there somewhere I can reset this to larger file size?


A disk may be formatted using different file systems. The ones used by Windows PCs are FAT32 (an extension of the old MS-DOS FAT) and the newer NTFS.

If the drive is formatted as FAT32, the maximum file size is 4.294 million bytes (some systems report this as 4.294 GB; it is actually 4 GB minus one byte).

If this is the case (Start -> Run Command -> DISKMGMT.MSC and look for your external drive, it will say something like 489 GB NTFS or 489 GB FAT32), my suggestion is to back it up somewhere else and reformat it as NTFS. There also are utilities to convert FAT32 into NTFS, but if anything goes wrong during the conversion, you can say goodbye to all your data.

Note that you won't be able to access a NTFS formatted external drive except from Windows PCs (and most Linux, usually read only), while FAT32 disks are readable from Mac OS X too.

Nov 03, 2009 | Acomdata HybridDrive E5 Hard Drive

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Shows a red light and won't open


The drive or the power adapter has failed, start by trying another power adapter or connect the drive directly to your computer.


Oct 13, 2009 | Acomdata HybridDrive E5 Hard Drive

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ACOMDATA 160g E5 compatability


By default, the disk is formatted as FAT32, a format that bothe the MAC and PC understand.

Dec 13, 2008 | Acomdata HybridDrive E5 Hard Drive

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Need user manual where can i find online



User’s Guides - English
HybridDrive User’s Guide (PDF: 3.1 MB)
PushButton Backup User’s Guide (PDF: 800 KB)


or go to the Acomdata web site, download in Adobe
http://acomdata.com/hdp/fs.htmlManuels des utilisateurs – Français
HybridDrive (PS-HDxxxUHE5-72) (PDF: 3.2 MB)
PushButton (Sauvegarde à bouton-poussoir) (PDF: 1.2 MB)

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External drive recognized as CD drive


You need to do a firmware flash. It worked for me. Here's the link to the fix.
http://www.techsupportlive.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=viewdownload&downloaditemid=29

Mar 13, 2008 | Acomdata HybridDrive E5 Hard Drive

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