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My Buffalo External Hard drive is not showing up on my PC, nor is disk management

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August 13, 2014 1:43:32 AM

I have had this Buffalo 2 TB of external storage, unplugged from my computer several months. The last time I used it everything seemed fine. Today I decided to upload more documents from my computer to free up space on my hard drive, I am stuck with a non functioning external hard drive. Tried changing USB ports / cable several times to no avail. I have so much important documents stored on it, shrugs!!! Who knew that these garnets whom we all thoroughly trusted with our data will stop working / crash. Whats the use they are making these devices. I am so furious please help. I have no idea what to install. I saw a previous posting indicating that my computer drivers need to be updated. I refuse to upload more trash on my computer with limited storage. Thanks

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a c 1306 G Storage
August 13, 2014 10:47:39 AM

odds are this is a large drive, did you remember to plug in the external power adapter?

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October 8, 2014 2:39:50 PM

I had an exact same problem and tried everything I could think of; restarting my computer, unplugging all the cable from the ext. HD, etc. I almost gave up, then it dawned on me. UNPLUG USB CABLE FROM YOUR COMPUTER AS WELL! I did so, then I plugged the cable into a different USB port on my computer. Voila! It worked.

I hope this tactic works for u!
a c 1273 G Storage
October 9, 2014 1:31:37 AM

Hi there putin,

Does it seem to power up at all? You could try connecting the drive to another PC, in order to see whether it is a driver related issue. Another thing you may want to check out is whether it is recognized by the BIOS.

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