My Samsung USB Hard Disk is not found.

I am using Samsung 120 GB USB hard disk.The same is not detected by any computer.Only the diagonising point I see is Power LED on the same.Even in Device manager the same is not visible.Please suggest me what should i do to get back the datas of that disk.
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  1. How does Microsoft's UVCView utility see the external drive?
    http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.exe

    Does the drive spin up? If not, is it making a sound as if it is *trying* to spin up? Any vibration?

    Did you drop the drive? Did you overvolt it?

    Assuming your AC adapter is OK, then you may need to remove the drive from the enclosure and attach it directly to your computer's motherboard. That said, some USB drives incorporate the USB-SATA bridge IC on the hard drive's own PCB, in which case you will be in trouble.
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  3. fzabkar said:
    How does Microsoft's UVCView utility see the external drive?
    http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.exe

    Does the drive spin up? If not, is it making a sound as if it is *trying* to spin up? Any vibration?

    Did you drop the drive? Did you overvolt it?

    Assuming your AC adapter is OK, then you may need to remove the drive from the enclosure and attach it directly to your computer's motherboard. That said, some USB drives incorporate the USB-SATA bridge IC on the hard drive's own PCB, in which case you will be in trouble.



    Hi There
    the same has happened to me , the light is on but the computer does not recognise it.

    I ran the UVC viewer as you suggested and this is what i got:

    ConnectionStatus:
    Current Config Value: 0x01 -> Device Bus Speed: High
    Device Address: 0x01
    Open Pipes: 0
    *!*ERROR: No open pipes!

    ===>Device Descriptor<===
    bLength: 0x12
    bDescriptorType: 0x01
    bcdUSB: 0x0200
    bDeviceClass: 0xFF -> This is a Vendor Specific Device
    bDeviceSubClass: 0xFF
    bDeviceProtocol: 0xFF
    bMaxPacketSize0: 0x40 = (64) Bytes
    idVendor: 0x13FDidProduct: 0x1618
    bcdDevice: 0x0100
    iManufacturer: 0x00
    iProduct: 0x00
    iSerialNumber: 0x00
    bNumConfigurations: 0x01

    ===>Configuration Descriptor<===
    bLength: 0x09
    bDescriptorType: 0x02
    wTotalLength: 0x0012 -> Validated
    bNumInterfaces: 0x01
    bConfigurationValue: 0x01
    iConfiguration: 0x00
    bmAttributes: 0xC0 -> Bus Powered
    MaxPower: 0x01 = 2 mA

    ===>Interface Descriptor<===
    bLength: 0x09
    bDescriptorType: 0x04
    bInterfaceNumber: 0x00
    bAlternateSetting: 0x00
    bNumEndpoints: 0x00
    bInterfaceClass: 0xFF -> Vendor Specific Device
    bInterfaceSubClass: 0xFF
    *!*CAUTION: This appears to be an invalid bInterfaceSubClass
    bInterfaceProtocol: 0xFF
    *!*WARNING: must be set to PC_PROTOCOL_UNDEFINED 0 for this class
    iInterface: 0x00
    *!*ERROR: 0xFF is the prerelease USB Video Class ID

    So you have any suggestions?
    Thanks
  4. The Vendor ID (0x13FD) belongs to Initio Corp.

    The Product ID (0x1618) is that of a USB bridge IC, ie INIC-xxxx.

    This idicates that your computer is detecting the USB-SATA/PATA bridge IC inside the external enclosure, but not the drive behind the bridge. I believe that if everything were working correctly, then the external device would identify itself with Samsung's Product ID and Vendor ID.

    Before removing the drive from its enclosure, I would confirm whether the power adapter is OK. Otherwise, if the drive is powered from the USB port, I would try a USB Y-cable. Some USB ports cannot provide sufficient power to spin up the drive, so a Y-cable is needed to pick up power from two ports.
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