Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

My Samsung USB Hard Disk is not found.

Last response: in Storage
Share
July 9, 2011 1:33:52 PM

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.
a c 288 G Storage
July 11, 2011 8:09:20 AM

How does Microsoft's UVCView utility see the external drive?
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex...

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.
m
0
l
Related resources
Anonymous
a b Ô Samsung
a b G Storage
August 6, 2011 8:58:45 PM

fzabkar said:
How does Microsoft's UVCView utility see the external drive?
http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex...

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
m
0
l
a c 288 G Storage
August 7, 2011 1:22:25 AM

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.
m
0
l
!