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Problem with External HD... USB2.0 and FireWire

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I got this case and HD, not long time ago.

 

AMS VENUS DS-2316CBK Aluminum 3.5" USB + IEEE1394 Black External Enclosure

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817145657

 

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250620A 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822148143

 

I have a problem. I thinking it is the enclosure.. But I can be wrong.

The HD is for sure work, its fine. I have connected it to normal internal IDE wire and power plug in side of computer. Then, when it was connected, I formated it to NTFS file system. When it was connected (inside of PC) and formated, computer would recognize the HD and name it "G".

 

Then, I turn off my computer and take out HD. I connect it to my "AMS VENUS DS3"... I plug the power cord to the enclosure and then to the outlet. Then I turn on the external enclosure. Connect the USB to external enclosure and then connect other end to the PC.

 

But the PC don't seem to be able to "see" the new hard drive.

 

It give few meseges like this..

mobosm6.jpg

 

or some times.. "You USB device is malfunctioned"

 

I also not sure it the sound from HD connected to the external enclosure is ok... Some times it would spin faster, then slower and once in a while would make noise.. Maybe it just normal, I don't know..

 

I just don't know.. If there something wrong with external enclosure or not..

(I really hope there not... but)

 

Can there be some thing wrong with USB Drivers? I mean.. this HD is only thing that my USB cannot read.. All my other jump drives and such are ok.

 

Also... Can this somehow have to do with MotherBoard?

Since RMA is last thing I want to do.. I want be sure that there some thing wrong with enclosure or not, before I do any thing like that.

 

Oh PS. I have Windows XP SP 2.

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If you're runnings Windows XP make sure that you have SP1 installed. If you're running Windows 2000 make sure you have SP4 and some other updates installed that i can't think of right now. Make sure you go into the Bios and see if you have the USB ports set to 1.1/2.0 or even 2.0. Also try removing the harddrive from one USB port to another since i've seen that issue before. Specially when you have it connected to the front case USB ports. I hope this helps....

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Yup like Mak says try different ports and make sure you have 1.1/2.0 Usb enabled in bios.......do you have the drive jumpered as Master as well, might help.

 

Logan

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I went to BIOS...

 

Here what I have..

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On Chip USB : V1.1 + V2.0 (it was like this)

USB Memory Type : Shadow (there are also BaseMem (6405) ?)

USB Keyboard Support: Dis

USB Mouse Support: Dis

USB Park Mode: Dis

USB TD Reads: ISO Queue

USB Periodic Data Reads: ISO Queue

USB Asyn Data Reads: non-IS Queue

 

 

I did not changed any thing..

 

Before I tried several USB ports.. none worked.

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mobosm6.jpg

 

Should make NO differnce in whether the drive is recognized and useable. I have one board that refuses to use Usb2.0 driver from winXP SP/2 and shows that every time I connect Usb 2.0 device BUT goes right ahead and uses the drive anyway...so it has little likelyhood of being 1.1 or 2.0 Usb as problem...

 

Noises in drive enclosure hint at the drive not formatted where windows can read it or the enclosure is masking the drive and windows is constantly seeking to see what in hale is there...

 

RGone...:confused:

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Noises in drive enclosure hint at the drive not formatted where windows can read it or the enclosure is masking the drive and windows is constantly seeking to see what in hale is there...

 

RGone...:confused:

 

hmm..

 

Well, I did formatted my HD.

 

I connected my HD to internal IDE cable. Turned on my comp, and then formated HD in "Disk Manager". I formated in NTFS file format. After I finished formating... (still connected to IDE calbe) I was able to open new Drive and write some files etc.. All worked.

 

But them I connect this HD using USB/FireWire enclosure. And Windows would not recognize the HD at all. Not even in "Disk Manager"

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How about Firewire have you tried that????? Maybe the enclosure is faulty, Oh yes what about the USB cable try another one? One other thing are you overclocking? Just an afterthought the overclocking ----------as i had problems with my enclosure when i was overclocked too much or unstable......

 

Logan

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No.. I didn't do any overclocking yet.

 

When I connect to FireWire (front or back).. Nothing happening at all.. Not even one of those messages like with USB.

 

I guess I will have to RMA it..

I hope I will have better luck with next one. :)

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I've run into the same issue with different external drives. I've got my Speed Metal enclosures that works fine with all drives I've tried in it. My brother has an enclosure with the orange and blue lights on the case. It refused to see one particular drive, even though it worked fine in my ext case. You might try putzing with the "master, slave, cable-select" jumper and see if that straightens it out. Did you have an OS on that drive at one point? You might have to go into Disc Management and switch to dynamic, then back to basic. I know Vista allows this, not sure if you can switch back in XP. I probably didn't answer your "?", but you've got a few places to look.

 

Good Luck.

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If your using SP2 then it wont matter about updating drivers for USB,,,,,,as for your firewire are you sure its enabled in the bios????

 

Logan

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