The driver itself is not the pinnacle of ease of use or stability. See if they get any results. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. Reasonable power consumption levels, given that the hard disk alone accounts for the bulk of the consumption. I installed Easeus hoping to do some kind of data recovery of whatever’s missing or corrupted..

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Or a master directory of some sort?

This was helpful 0. But hey, maybe the problem existed before I even accidentally plugged it in during startup. Ximeta heralds this technology, touting several benefits device spanning into virtual drives, less overhead, etchowever it has some significant downsides.

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Which I find really unbelievable considering it just happened to appear right after I inadvertantly tried to boot from it. Pros Fast when connected to USB 2. Would appreciate your reviews on this product. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

Hi All, I have an external hard drive that worked fine until yesterday, when I effed it up. You are reporting the following post: Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

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Opening the box revealed the following contents: Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. So it’s spinning but not reading.

A few days later it arrived in the mail literally in the mail, delivered by Canada Post. I’m running a laptop with WinXP Home bit.

Comstar 320GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

Depending on the actual drive inside, you may need an adapter, but if it’s a sata drive, it’ll just connect to the normal sata power and data cables inside the desktop. 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.

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. CNET’s Forum on storage is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. I only tried Easeus. Ok so I installed like 5 different recovery software pgms and none of them recognize that the drive is even there.

The non-routable protocol used is not necessarily friendly with the rest of your network. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Inexpensive at this price. I installed Easeus hoping to cmostar some kind of data recovery of whatever’s missing or corrupted.


Quiet, with low power consumption. I’m comfortable with software but for some reason uncomfortable with computer hardware.

Comstar GB USB RJ45 or Ximeta ND Enclosure – Dennis Forbes

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. Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: I then realized that the drive was harddrige in, unplugged it and then when I rebooted, the computer came up normally and the error message was gone.

So I hooked it up to a speedy client-device with a USB 2. 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.