Question about IO Magic Corporation GigaBank 8.0 IUSB8HD10 Hard Drive
Hello, My gigabank was working just fine earlier today. I saved a project that i was working on onto it, and when I went to plug it back into my pc it wouldn't read anymore. It would say usb device unreadable, is there any way to fix this problem? Thanks!
We are seeing alot of posts reporting problems with these USB connected portable drives. Maybe this is one of those ideas that sounded good, but results in lots of headaches, lost data. First, try the drive on another machine- see if works there. In Control panel, select Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management... Does the drive appear there? It is possible the drive needs repartitioned/reformatted (not good for your data). You could take the USB drive case apart, check the interface cabling to the drive, and try it again. If it still doesn't work, try removing the drive and installing it in a desktop computer as a slave drive. I've only had one of these USB connected drive assemblies apart, but that one used a drive with a standard 40 position ribbon cable interface, the same as what is used on pre-SATA desktop systems. If you've gone this far, you could try removing the drive from the case, and installing it in a desktop machine as a slave drive, and seeing if you can get anything off it there. Diagnostic software from the manufacturer could also be run here too. None of this may get your project back however, unfortunately. For those highly important things, a backup is really suggested- and you know why- the hard way.
Posted on Oct 02, 2007
DONOT BUY THIS!!!!!!!!!! I BOUGHT ONE AND 5 MONTHS LATER
THE USB WIRING RIPPED. AND WHEN YOU CALL COSTUMER SUPPORT ALL THEY SAY IS IF
YOU HAVE A RECEIPT WE CAN HELP YOU IF NOT ITS YOUR PROBLEM. LOOK FOR ANOTHER
BRAND I\O MAGIC IS THE WORST YOU CAN BUY!!!!!!!!
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
Had same problem with 1TB I/O Magic Terabank. When I turned it on all I got was three tones that sounded like errors. Disconnected drive, reformatted computer with backup and everything worked fine. Pretty sure I had a virus that prevented me from using usb 2.0 connection to a mass media drive, as my other terabank wouldn't work either. Now both work great.
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
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