Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:23 PM
I have a 1000 gb Rock Mobile Disk external hard drive that I use to back up my Dell XPS M140 laptop. It has worked fine for a year and a half. About a week ago, it stopped showing up in my list of disk drives. The power light is green but when I tried yesterday to access the disk because it did show up, I got a message to format the disk. When I tried that, I got a message to insert a disk into drive E:. I have been reading some forums and now realize this wasn't a great external hard drive to buy because there are overheating problems and also that Rock is not a manufacturer. They actually buy disk drives and refurbish a lot of them, then put them in their own cases. Is there any way for me to see if I just need to test, remap the disk drive or tell if it is just plain dead?
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal