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FULL fantom external usb harddrive is not acknowleged after power outage running check disk.

I have a fantom titanium harddrive its 100gb its what i use to back up my laptop for past several years and save alot of crucial data and memories and pistures i cannot get back. was running a routine check disk yesterday and the power went out in the middle.. since then i have been unable to get my computer or any other computer to acknowlege the external drive. i dont even get the tone to indicate the usb is plugged in or unplugged.

the drive does not show up in device manager or my computer or anything.

it used to be drive G: now its as if drive G: doesnt exist.

i tried switching cables. turning the drive on and off.. unplugging it.. and rebooting to no avail the light is on on the harddrive and its blue indicating now problem otherwise it would be red. please tell me what i can do.

is there a way to retrieve data via some direct connection between two external drives? I cannot lose all my data.

someone please help.. I am desperate.

J

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unless you fancy trying to connect the drive inside the unit directly to a pc by taking the box a part.

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Inside the case of that Fantom is a regular harddrive.

Also inside that outer case is a small circuit board, that either the harddrive plugs directly into it; or there is an interface block the harddrive plugs into, and there are wires from it, that connect to the small circuit board.

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My suggestion is to remove the harddrive inside, purchase an economical external enclosure, and install the harddrive in it.
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A desktop harddrive is 3.5 inches.

The Fantom Titanium II 500GB's harddrive inside, is 3.5 inches,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204034

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What I can't tell you is whether it is an IDE (PATA) harddrive, or a SATA harddrive.
However this external enclosure for 3.5 inch harddrives, is for both IDE, (PATA), and SATA harddrives,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817388014R

[ You can also look at the label on the harddrive, and look up it's model number online, to see if it is IDE or SATA. Just type the model number in your search bar ]

Just want to include information on IDE (PATA), and SATA, in case you are interested,

IDE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

SATA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

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