Question about Iomega (33090) 250 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Plugged in my iomega hard drive and not connecting to computer ?

Posted by on

  • engwindows Aug 15, 2008

    yes

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Does your hard drive have an external power supply to it?



×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,794 Answers

Make sure you don't plug it into a USB hub. Some USB ports on computers can go bad from time to time. See if you can switch it.

If that doesn't work go to the control panel of your computer. Go to administrative tools. Go to computer management. Go to storage and select disk management. Make sure you see that partition for you hard drive. Format it to NTFS if you have to.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

External drive does not appear on the desktop. I have had this hardrive for about a year and a half and it is about at half capacity. When I plug in the USB to the computer the light on the device comes on...


Iomega portable hard drives connect to your computer through a USB port.
When you connect the Iomega hard drive to your computer, it should pop up as an icon in your
My Computer folder.
If you can't find the icon in your My Computer folder then you probably need to update the driver for the device.
Updating this driver is not very hard and can be done automatically from the Windows Device Manager.

Plug your Iomega hard drive into one of your computer's USB port.
Click the "Start" button and go to the "Run" field.
Type "Devmgmt.msc" into the Run box and press the "Enter" key.
Go down to the bottom of the device manager to the "Universal Serial Bus Controller."
Click on the little + (plus) sign to expand it.
Look for an entry with a yellow exclamation point and click on it.
Click the "Install the software automatically (Recommended)" button and then click the "Next" button.
Click the "Finish" button when the installation has finished.
Go to the "My Computer" folder from your "Start" menu and locate the Iomega hard drive icon.
Double click the icon to gain access to the external hard drive.

Sep 08, 2013 | Iomega Silver Series 320GB 3.5 External -...

2 Answers

My iomega hard drive doesnt appear under my computer, it appears in dev. mgr but cannot assign a letter. Windows makes a sound to recognise its there, its says usb recognised and ready to go. just cant...


Iomega portable hard drives connect to your computer through a USB port. When you connect the Iomega hard drive to your computer, it should pop up as an icon in your My Computer folder. If you can't find the icon in your My Computer folder then you probably need to update the driver for the device. Updating this driver is not very hard and can be done automatically from the Windows Device Manager.

Plug your Iomega hard drive into one of your computer's USB port. Click the "Start" button and go to the "Run" field. Type "Devmgmt.msc" into the Run box and press the "Enter" key. Go down to the bottom of the device manager to the "Universal Serial Bus Controller." Click on the little + (plus) sign to expand it. Look for an entry with a yellow exclamation point and click on it. Click the "Install the software automatically (Recommended)" button and then click the "Next" button. Click the "Finish" button when the installation has finished. Go to the "My Computer" folder from your "Start" menu and locate the Iomega hard drive icon. Double click the icon to gain access to the external hard drive. Hope it helps.

Jan 22, 2013 | Hard Drives

1 Answer

Trying to find the operators manual for prestige desktop hard drive super speed usb 3.0 ,2 tb


The general directions is to plug the USB cable from the IOmega Prestige into any available (Open) USB port.

To open, (Access) the contents on the harddrive, double-click on the drive letter that corresponds with the IOmega.

In WinXP left-click on Start, then on My Computer.
In Win Vista and Win7 left-click on the Windows logo button, then on Computer.

You will see there are different drive letters;

Drive A: is reserved for a Floppy Drive. Older computers
Drive C: is for the Harddrive. (Hard Disk)
Drive D: is reserved for a recovery drive, or an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)
Drive E: is reserved for an optical drive, usually.

Drive letters beyond these are usually under the heading, Devices with Removable Storage

One of these drive letters should correspond with the IOmega.

Suggest, IOmega not plugged in, go to My Computer, or Computer, and look at the devices connected to the various drive letters.

Now plug the IOmega in, and see if it shows up next to a drive letter.
(Give the computer BIOS a few seconds)

Where there was NO device shown BEFORE, there should now be a device shown.
{No device shown before, but now there is. May not state IOmega, just external storage, or similar}

DOUBLE-click on the device shown.

For example:

I have drive letters C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: and K:

Drive letter C: is for my harddrive.
Drive letter D: is for a recovery drive. (Partition in harddrive reserved for recovery)
Drive letter E: is for an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)

Drive letters F through K are reserved for an external storage device.
Whether it be an external harddrive, or flashdrive, or what have you.

IF you find the drive letter that corresponds with the IOmega DOUBLE-click right on it.
If nothing happens, or if there is no device shown when the IOmega is plugged in, there is a problem with the IOmega.

Hard to believe IOmega is still having problems with their external harddrives.

In the past they were having problems with a small circuit board located inside the IOmega's case.

[ A circuit board is a PCB.
Printed Circuit Board

For example a computer mouse has a small PCB in it,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mouse_printed_circuit_board_both_sides_IMG_0959a.JPG ]

The small circuit board is an Interface Board.

It connects the harddrive inside the IOmega's plastic case, to a USB cable, and this allows the harddrive inside to be plugged into a USB port on a computer.

As mentioned inside the plastic outer case (External enclosure) of the IOmega is a harddrive.
(Hard Disk drive; proper speak)

Harddrives are measure across their Width. There are two current types used;
A laptop size harddrive, and a desktop size harddrive.

A Laptop size harddrive is 2.5 inches across in width. (2 and a half inches, or 6.4cm)
A Desktop size harddrive is 3.5 inches across in width. (Or 8.9cm)

There are two technologies used;
IDE (PATA) or SATA

I'm sure the harddrive inside susanbrenton is a SATA unit.
I BELIEVE, it is a laptop size harddrive (2.5)

Point?

If there is data (Information) on the IOmega that you must have, you may wish to buy an inexpensive external enclosure, remove the harddrive from the IOmega, and install it into the external enclosure.

The external enclosure has a plastic case (Enclosure), and a small circuit board inside. It has a USB cable, or connector, just like the IOmega does.

Once you install the IOmega harddrive inside the case, the case is closed, and it's USB cable is plugged into a computer.
(Just like the IOmega. You are just replacing the small circuit board essentially)

Once you have the IOmega's case open, and can view the internal harddrive, measure the width of the harddrive.
Buy the appropriate external enclosure.

This is one example of an external enclosure for a 2.5 SATA harddrive,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

This is one example of a external enclosure for a 3.5 SATA harddrive,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2145406&CatId=2780

Basic instructions on how to open an IOmega Prestige external enclosure (Case):

1) There are two Philips head screws on the Back of the case.
These are removed.
Once removed a the oblong panel on the end comes off.

2) You can now see the harddrive inside. Pull from the Front, and remove the harddrive out of the case.

3) The harddrive is attached with screws to a metal carrier. (Bracket, essentially)
Remove the screws, remove the harddrive.

Basic example, the harddrive will look like this,

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=0A26923-NDW-R&cat=HDD


For additional questions please post in a Comment, (Believe upper right of your page)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 15, 2011 | Iomega Prestige 1 TB USB 20 Hard Drive

1 Answer

Hey i brought a iomega select desktop 1.5 tb hard Problem with the Iomega 1.5TB Desktop USB Hard Drive hey i brought a iomega select desktop 1.5 tb hard drive from argos got home and transferd all info...


  • Plug your Iomega hard drive into one of your computer's USB port.

  • 2

    Click the "Start" button and go to the "Run" field. Type "Devmgmt.msc" into the Run box and press the "Enter" key.

  • 3

    Go down to the bottom of the device manager to the "Universal Serial Bus Controller."

  • 4

    Click on the little + (plus) sign to expand it. Look for an entry with a yellow exclamation point and click on it. Click the "Install the software automatically (Recommended)" button and then click the "Next" button.

  • 5

    Click the "Finish" button when the installation has finished. Go to the "My Computer" folder from your "Start" menu and locate the Iomega hard drive icon. Double click the icon to gain access to the external hard drive.


  • Mar 10, 2011 | Iomega 1.5TB Desktop USB Hard Drive

    2 Answers

    Have only just decided to install my new Iomega 500 GB usb 2.0 hard drive and I have mislaid my quick install guide. I have an Apple imac can you help please


    Just connect the AC power to the IOMEGA, and the USB cable between the IOMEGA and a USB port on your computer. It is a "plug-and-play" device, and so Apple OS X should automatically recognize it.

    Nov 21, 2010 | Iomega Prestige 500 GB USB 20 Hard Drive

    1 Answer

    I have tried connecting my Iomega 250 gb USB 2 Hard Drive to my computer and it is telling me that the unit has malfunctioned. Is there any way of getting the data off it?


    First try connecting this USB drive to a different computer.
    If this did not work then the USB adapter case is faulty, then remove the hard drive from the case and attach the hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter then plug it into a working computer's US port. If the hard drive is OK then the computer will see this as an external storage device and you can open the folders and files to backup the data off this hard drive.
    If this does not work then there are companies that can recovery data from faulty hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

    Oct 21, 2010 | Prestige Portable 320gb Usb 20 IOMEGA ...

    1 Answer

    Hello, I plugged in my iomega 1tb desktop hard drive storage device and the drive does not appear in my drive or computer. I do have the new hardware 'sound' that comes up but I dont have the drive show up...


    Iomega 1TB Desktop Hard Drive is a dedicated usb 2.0 plug and play external storage device that has an ability to transfer at 480Mbits/second. having these large capacity storage drive needs a fast connection and additional power source to make sure to run the external unit system properly.

    just make sure both power and data cables are properly plugged and connected respectively. if you are using it with a desktop, please always plug your usb connection from the Iomega 1TB external drive to the rear USB port in line where you built-in LAN is.do not plug it in the frontload ports. some motherboard manufacturers uses usb 1 and/or 1.1 only for frontload desktop casing provision.

    thank you.

    Dec 30, 2009 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

    1 Answer

    Iomega Select Desktop Hard Drive 1TB not decteted by pc


    Try Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management.

    Check there to see if the drive is listed, "online" and has a "Healthy" Partition.

    moz-screenshot.png9741d8b.jpg

    Dec 17, 2009 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

    1 Answer

    Disk spins ...then I hear a beep...icon does not show up


    The hard disk or the adapter case maybe faulty.
    To test the hard disk, remove it form the Iomega case and connect it to an USB hard disk adapter and plug it into a computer's USB port.
    If this computer see it as an external hard drive and you can open the folders and files then the hard disk is OK, then the Iomega adapter case is faulty.
    Then you need a new hard drive adapter case, it doesn't need to be an Iomega brand.

    Nov 26, 2009 | Iomega (33654) Limited Edition 500 GB USB...

    3 Answers

    My iomega 500gb external hard disk is corrupted


    my pc is not showing my 500gb iomega external at all,in device manager syas all is working correctly

    Nov 08, 2009 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Iomega (33090) 250 GB Hard Drive Logo

    Related Topics:

    281 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Iomega Hard Drives Experts

    Brian Sullivan
    Brian Sullivan

    Level 3 Expert

    27725 Answers

    joecoolvette
    joecoolvette

    Level 3 Expert

    5660 Answers

    Robin ray Derro
    Robin ray Derro

    Level 2 Expert

    61 Answers

    Are you an Iomega Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...