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I have a hitachi oso 2520 external hard drive how do i back up my computer to it where can i find instruction manual

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Depending on your operating system this may vary in windows7 click start control panel you should see system security tab in that back up then windows will ask for a back up DESTINATION location you can select either dvd or another device or in XP click start all programs accessories system tools you should see back up after the back up finishes windows will tell you your computer back up was successfull also you could right click on the back up file select properties this will tell you how many GB were used
hope this helps

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Check your connections. A USB cable needs to be connecting your Hitachi external hard drive to your computer. Your external hard drive's power cable also needs to be plugged into a functional wall outlet, surge protector, extension cord or power strip. Make sure your Hitachi USB external hard drive is turned to "On." An "On/Off" button is present on the front of the unit. If the indicator light around said button is not illuminated, the drive is "Off" and your computer won't be able to recognize it. Press it to turn it on and then try to access your drive again. Format your hard drive. If your Hitachi USB external hard drive doesn't currently have a file system on it, you won't be able to use it to store data. Open up the "Computer" icon in the "Start" menu. Right-click on your USB external hard drive's icon and click "Format." Click "Start." This will install a file system on your Hitachi USB external hard drive. After this process is finished, you will now be able to use your drive. Restart your computer. Certain models of computers (especially older models) won't recognize new hardware unless your computer boots with the hardware already connected. Leave your USB drive plugged in and restart your computer. Once you do this, your Hitachi USB external hard drive should appear as normal in the "Computer" folder with all of your other drives. Hope this helps.

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If you have no backup and your drive is damaged, that is it, no data.
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You can still save your information if you remove the actual hard drive from its enclosure.

Simple as opening the enclosure, remove the hard drive then use an external hard drive dock - here

A hard drive dock instructions are here. Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUrw9W3-FcA

and connect it to your computer for back up to a new hard drive.

A how-to can be found here. Youtube = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ_vjyvK28A

Let me know if this works.

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