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So I hooked it up to a speedy client-device with a USB 2. Now, I am really scared because I don’t know what I’m doing. 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. Any other suggestions in the meantime? I will wait for a reply here but also in the meantime I will try a few other programs for recovery software. I peeled them off and discovered the original enclosure maker, which is ximeta , with the enclosure being an NetDisk Enclosure. Back to Storage forum 2 total posts.

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It’s little icon in the system tray also is there, and the computer does do it’s little bing-bing when it’s attached.

Since then, the external disk is unreadable. Copyright -Tech Support Forum. Being an unknown vendor basically sticking a hard drive and an enclosure together with some of their stickers to cover ezternal branding, it seems dubious that there’s any long term support backing you up if it fails during the 1 year paper warranty.

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But hey, maybe the problem existed before I even accidentally plugged it in during startup. CNET’s Forum on storage is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. I have been googling my head off and there have been some people who had the same problem and it turned out to be a hardware issue.

Or a master directory of some sort? So I hooked it up to a speedy client-device with a USB 2.


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During the testing, I identified that the drive in this particular model was the Seagate Barracude Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Ok so how did I eff it up you ask? I will wait for a reply here but also in the meantime I will try a few other programs for recovery software.

Ximeta heralds this technology, touting several benefits device spanning into virtual drives, less overhead, etchowever it has some significant downsides. The time now is You could also try something like partition find and mount or partition table doctor.

All times are GMT Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. I accidentally started the computer when the external drive was plugged in.

Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. I then realized that the drive extrrnal plugged in, unplugged it and then when I rebooted, the computer came up normally and the error message was gone. If you unplugged it without using the safe removal, it may have damaged the MFT.

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Try test disc, there’s a sticky for it, though I’m thinking that you may have to remove the drive from comstra enclosure and connect in a desktop, like a regular hard drive. With the latest release version driver I encountered machine lockups and other oddities mounted drives that weren’t mounted, for instance.

While the built-in drive on the test PC, which I measured to gauge relative performance, gave a higher initial throughput, it actually fell behind hafddrive in the test.

You are posting a reply to: Windows XP and Vista clients immediately saw it as a connected hard drive, recognizing ,, bytes of free space on the NTFS formatted volume.


Web searches yielded no information at all about this unit, though, with all internet roads leading back to the Future Shop. Easeus sees the drive but says there are no files on it there to recover. Thus far, still quite happy getting a GB unit for so little.

Powering it up, my trusty Kill-A-Watt showed it consuming 9W in idle mode, up to 11W under heavy access. It always did this since I bought it so afaik it’s normal for this drive Now, when I attach it, it goes whiz-whiz-whiz a few times, then I hear the bing-bing indicating usb attached.

Which I find really unbelievable considering it just happened to appear right after I inadvertantly tried to boot from it. In the past, whenever I attached the drive, it normally does immediately start searching through for Idon’tknowwhat, hearing the normal disk-reading-clickety-grindy sound with the circling magnifying glass.

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Advertisements or commercial links. 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. Back to Storage forum 2 total posts.