My iomega eGo Desktop HDrive 3tb don't start

Iomega Ego desktop external 3tb 3.5" har...
May 1, 2011 at 09:59:15
Specs: Windows 7
When i turn on my iomega eGo Desktop Hard Drive 3tb, it goes off almost immediatty. Can enyone help please?

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#1
May 1, 2011 at 10:20:36
What do you mean it goes off? No longer shows in Computer or what? Look for the drive in Windows Disk Management.

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#2
May 1, 2011 at 23:21:16
Thank you for reply Othehill.
I will try with my poor English to explain :)
I purchase this hd last month. I install the new usb 3.00 slot and everything was ok for few days. Now when i need it i turn it on, the light shows that is working and it's properties pop's on my desktop and i open it to see it's contents. Suddenly the window of it's contents disappears and the light goes off. I tried both with my new usb 3.00 and old usb 2.00 slots and the same happens.
If you or anyone else know what is going on and help me i will very much appreciate it.
Thangs again.

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#3
May 2, 2011 at 06:56:10
USB 3.0 comes with growing pains. I don't think it is ready for prime time yet.

Look for the drive in Windows Disk Management and post all information listed there for that drive.


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#4
May 3, 2011 at 09:17:23
Well, last night it works fine for several mins but since i don't know what the problem was/is i just don't trust it anymore.
Maybe is a virus and MS essentials cant' find it.

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#5
May 3, 2011 at 09:50:29
Probably the USB 3.0 port. Your computer should have some USB 2.0 ports too. Use one of them.

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#6
May 4, 2011 at 08:37:32
As i said before i tried both usb 2.00 and 3.00 with the same resold.

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#7
May 4, 2011 at 08:48:52
After checking the Iomega eGo specs I see that external drive is a USB 3.0 unit. I would guess the issues are related to that fact. Even internal USB 3.0 hard drives have been known to give problems with connection.

Personally, I wouldn't buy into the USB 3.0 market yet.

I suggest your contact Iomega to see if they have any fixes yet.

I do know that at least one motherboard I checked specs on had a separate driver for USB 3.0 because Windows didn't yet support it. Check the Windows update site to see if there are any updates that apply to your situation.


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#8
May 7, 2011 at 00:13:17
Thanks Othehill for your efforts.
This stupid hd works fine in my office computer (super fast too at usb2.00).
At home it works only if i turn it on BEFORE i turn my pc on!!!!
If i turn it after a msage appears saying that my usb needs updade (!).
I give up for now.

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