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Would appreciate your reviews on this product. Thanks in advance Tracy. I just realized now that a post was opened yesterday with a similar problem posted by anthonygpace sounds pretty similar anyway.. I’m running a laptop with WinXP Home bit. The device appealed to me not only for its bountiful storage capacity at a price that’s lower than an internal GB harddrive alone generally goes for, but also for the promised direct network connectivity, theoretically allowing file sharing to multiple PCs without the need for a server.

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External Hard Drive not recognized

Thus far, still quite happy getting a GB unit for so little. Copyright -Tech Support Forum. Computer powers off in sleep mode Pros Fast when connected to USB 2. My computer did show a message ‘invalid boot.

Opening the box revealed the following contents: A few days later it arrived in the mail literally in the mail, delivered by Canada Post. During the testing, I identified that the drive in this particular model was the Seagate Barracude Oh and I’ve tried it on a different computer that is running Vista.

If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. The driver itself is not the pinnacle of ease of use or stability. Noise was low and barely perceptible.


External Hard Drive not recognized – Tech Support Forum

You are reporting the following post: With the latest release version driver I encountered machine lockups and other oddities mounted drives that weren’t mounted, for instance. All in all I’m very satisfied with the device for the price, however I have no plans on using the network functionality, instead sticking to using it as a USB drive potentially as a USB drive hanging off of a more standards compliant NAS unit.

I suppose I must have corrupted something like, I don’t know, do ext hd’s have some kind of system partition or mbr? I only tried Easeus. This was helpful 0. Back to Storage forum 2 total posts. See if they get any results. Any other suggestions in the meantime?

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It’s little icon in the system tray also is there, and externa, computer does do it’s little bing-bing when it’s attached. Advertisements or commercial links. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Try test disc, there’s a cimstar for it, though I’m thinking that you may have to remove the drive from the enclosure and connect in a desktop, like a regular hard drive.


Would appreciate your reviews on this product.

I am new in this field and don? You have to install a driver on each and every client PC that will use it, presuming that a driver is available for the client you want to access it from. Being an unknown vendor basically sticking a hard drive and an enclosure together with some of their stickers to cover the branding, it seems dubious that there’s any long term support backing you up if it fails during the 1 year paper warranty.

Cpmstar cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Hope this helps anyone who needs it. I will wait for a reply here but also in the meantime I will try a few other programs for recovery software. Windows XP and Vista clients immediately saw it as a connected hard drive, recognizing ,, bytes of free space on the NTFS formatted volume.

The non-routable protocol used is not necessarily friendly with the rest of your network. The time now is Ok so how did I eff it up you ask?