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Repair Buffalo External Hard Drive SATA

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#1 akonni


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:18 PM


I have a Asus EeePC 1201N with Windows 7 Starter and a Buffalo Ministation External Hard Drive 160 GB, SATA.

My prob is with my external hard drive.

At first, while plugged to my netbook the HD's doin fine, then suddenly my netbook can't recognize it.
I turned off my netbook then unplugged my external HD.
Turned on the netbook again, then plugged my external HD. This time, my netbook recognized it but it says the HD needs to be formatted. I tried plugging it to a different usb port and even to a different laptop. But it says the same thing. I really need to recover my files.

a great help would be nice. Thanks.

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#2 meuchel


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Posted 18 May 2010 - 12:23 PM

probably the best way would be to remove the drive from the enclosure and plug it directly into a desktop computers sata port.
if it is recognized you can probably run a disk recovery utility like testdisk to pull the info off.

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