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I have a samsung hd103si usb device external hd My device manager sees it and it says everything alright hardware and is working properly and it say configed properly but when you got to my computer no matter what OS it does not show up so I cannot even format drive. I have tried driver genius and tried it on different computers and it does same thing on all no matter what OS

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Does you drive make any sounds like these? If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it. If not - try to remove the drive from USB casing and connect it directly to your PC or put into another USB enclosure. This should help if the problem is with the enclosure itself and not with the drive. 

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Had the same problem with the 120GM IOMagic. I removed the drive from the case, detached the circuit board leaving just the Hard drive and hooked it up to a cable I bought that allows you to read any hard drive through the USB post. Was able to retrieve all the data on the disk. The problem was the iomagic interface board.

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SOURCE: external hdd not detected in my computer but is in device manager

You probably still need to partition it, before you can even format it.
Try the disk manager in Windows.

In the start menu, right-click "My Computer" and in the popup menu, select "Manage".
One computer management comes up, select disk management and there you should see the disk. You can then create a partition and format it.

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SOURCE: I cannot see my free agent external drive

Thanks for your responses...

I've pretty much decided that it must be a hardware problem within the harddrive itself...Can anyone lead me in the right direction to maybe take out the harddrive to put into another external shell in order to hopefully recover my data? Again I'm using a Seagate Freeagent Desktop 500GB external harddrive.

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A USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive.

The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive.


Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data.


If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely.


Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7).

The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer.


If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step.

Ensure that the data cable is working properly.


Try another USB cable if you have one available.

Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.

Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.


Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected.

If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port.


If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem.


Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager."


For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter."


Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives."


If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears.


The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly.

If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.


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3. Click on "Disk Management"
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Mmm, go into Device manager and see if any hardware has yellow symbol, especially USB root or plug n play devices.

If any have the yellow symbols then delete them and click on "scan for hardware changes" hopefully it will re-install non corrupt drivers.

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Hello,

First of all make sure that the USB port that you are using to connect it to your PC is a USB 2.0 port, and not USB 1.0.

Also if it came with an external power, connect it to the external power before putting on your PC.

This is because the voltage supplied by USB 1.0 is lower than that of USB 2.0 and therefore might not be enough to power up your USB Drive.

After making sure about this, power up your system, and plug the external drive, then Right-Click on my computer icon, select manage, then go to Disk Management Option.

On the Disk management option Page you should see ALL the drives installed on your system, including the hidden ones, so what you will just do is, try and locate the one representing your external drive, and right click on it. then select "Change Drive letter and Paths", and give the drive any new, unique letter (i.e alphabet) different from the ones already on your system, and click on OK.

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For that you have to uninstall all usb drivers from computer then it automatic installed.
Right click on my computer icon then click on property then click on hardware then device manager.
In device manager you can see all driver list.Go to usb controllers then uninstall all usb driver 1 by 1 when you right click on usb driver click on uninstall.
Then restart computer then check.
If still face same issue then right click on my computer icon then click on manage then go to disk management
Then removable storage check you find there your drive if you find then explorer it.
Also check in bios that USB Legacy 2.0 is enabled.

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Here's what you need to do:

1. Try connecting the HD (hard drive) into different USB ports of the computer.

2. Try another computer to see if the HD would be detected.

3. Try another USB cable.

Do you hear a clicking sound on the HD itself while it's turned on? Check the Disk Management of your Vista computer to see if the HD would be detected under the Disk Management. Please follow the steps below:

1. On your Desktop screen, right-click the "Computer" icon > select "Manage".

2. Double-click on "Disk Management"

3. Connect the HD while looking at the Disk Management. If the drive letter appear then, it's your Acomdata HD.

4. Check the status if it's healthy or unallocated disk space. If it appeared to be unallocated, you need to reformat the HD to make it work again.

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NOTE: Formatting a HD would erase all the data saved in it.

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