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Vince Halushka February 23rd, 2007 09:42 AM

External Hard Drive issues
Two of my externals seem to have quit working in the last couple days.
Would moving them between a mac and pc on a regular basis corrupt them???
Even my new Mac won't see the usb HD anymore. Any suggestions?

Jack Smith February 23rd, 2007 10:27 AM

Did both fail at the same time?
Possibly swap out to new cable. Try them on another machine.
Do they spin up? Is there a power light and if so do they light?
Test the port of the computer by installing a different device.eg.printer,camera,etc.
Basically determine if the problem is the drive itself.

Vince Halushka February 23rd, 2007 10:43 AM

Both HD's power up, ports work fine with other devices. Both HDs seem to crap out the same time???

Jack Smith February 23rd, 2007 10:57 AM

You say they power up, can you hear or feel them spinning?
Did you swap out the cables?
Does windows see the drive in " My computer"?

Jack Smith February 23rd, 2007 10:59 AM

Edit:Sorry for double post.

Vince Halushka February 23rd, 2007 11:28 AM

I wish I had them both with me, but I am at work.
No worries on the double post.
The spin up, get recognized then dissappear???? On a pc. They don't seem to do anything on my mac other than power up when I turn them on.
The xp system says drive not recognized.

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