My Toshiba external HDD 1 TB suddenly is giving problems. It was working normally before but sometimes9like now) it doesnt connect to my comp. I attach it to the USB ports with the cable, but the white light doesnt go on and it doesnt get recognized. This happened a few days back also but suddenly it was working again. I really need the solution to this problem because I have a lot of data stored in it.
does windows not pick it up at all?
try this, right click my computer ->manage
Select disk management (wait for it to load)
then on the right select "more actions -> rescan"
it should pick it up now, just double check that the drive is NTFS and not RAW, if it is RAW than format and reload, had the same with my EHDD and formatted no issues since then
No, it didnt work. The problem is that it doesnt even get connected(the light on the hdd doesnt stay on) or recognized at all. It worked before and I dont know hy is it giving problems sometimes(this happened a few days ago but after a day or two it suddenly started working)
i would go with what Dingo7 said, take it out and test it. if it is sealed unit, see if you can connect (continue trying until it reads) then copy your data, send drive back for warranty / get new drive. try to buy HDD + enclosure separate. then you get to choose the HDD brand u want ie, seagate, WD, samsung whatever you prefer.