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Re: No power on psu when Hardrive connected
Yes, I actually experienced it too about 2 months ago. I believe there is short in the board. I have a 200gb barracuda that failed (too soon) and I swapped the boards...just to see what would happen. I was able to recreate the other drives problem and vice-versa. I think if I could get my hands on a working barracuda(if there are any) I could recover my info.
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Either you have 50 gigs of stuff on there or your hard drive space is not being properly read. U might need to reformat the drive if necessary.
Meanwhile your xbox electronics may have a limit on the size of space - so if the drive has 200 gigs of space on it and your unit will only recognize 32 gigs, then that is all it sees and can use. Capiche?
If you cannot open or see the harddrive when you connect it to your computer after it is powered on then that is the external harddrive itself. First, check if the power connection is connected and the usb cord connect correctly. Then see if any lights come on on the external hard drive. If lights does come on and still nothing showing or coming on to the computer, then your harddrive is history. Seagate makes one of the worstest hardrive. You can google this up about seagate promblem and there are thousand out there who have this same promblem. I know this because I have the same promblem you have.
16 GB is the maximum USB storage the XBox will allow, but you may have up to two devices connected at the same time (which means nothing for your current situation, sorry). This is Microsoft's way of saying you should've opted for the larger internal hard drive.
Here is the link to the Seagate's utility tools:
The links that you are looking for are DiscWizard and SeaTools.
And if you have just lost it, here is a recovery program that you can use: