I replied that I understood the HD might not be under warranty anymore but that I purchased this product because I wanted to back-up my data and was told it was reliable. It is quite a complicated procedure and requires use of specialised expensive equipment and deep knowledge of hard drive design and data recovery technology. I worked out that, even at a high bitrate kbps , I can get albums on this HD; that works out at 0. Greetings, MrWriter, and welcome to MajorGeeks One other thought is to try a small live Linux distro running from CD or USB drive to see if it has better luck accessing your files. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As long as it does not crash and it has not yet I am very pleased.

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Freecom 400GB HDD will not appear

Stylish and cost-effective external hard drive solution from Freecom, one of the most respected names in data storage and computer hardware. Product information Technical Details.

My case failed just out of the warranty period about 1 year then my replacement case failed in about the same time.

USB Floppy Disk, 3. Since earlier this evening, my Freecom GB external hard drive bought in will not appear in my list of hard drives, so I cannot access freecom very important files I have saved there.


It is also very quiet, due to no fan, and after 4 hours of writing data continuously it got a little warm but nothing to be concerned about. This little baby is the perfect solution.

Freecom Hard Drive hard drive – 400 GB – USB 2.0 Series

See all 21 reviews. Firstly, it was simple to set up: Programs and data take up more and more storage space. MacGuffinMar 24, MacGuffinMar 22, Careful of the case. And very quickly, at that.

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I found some more useful information on here http: Try unplugging the drive from the computer and plugging it back in so it can be redetected. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status.

And as last resort would there be a data recovery company authorised by Freecom? If one of the disk modules becomes corrupted the whole hard disk micro-operating system can’t greecom up, the drive cannot initialise correctly and thus stops working. This would eliminate the USB connection and give you a better chance of copying the files.

However it is basically a hard drive in a box with usb gubbins so exterrnal the connections inside are standard PC so if the drive does ‘fail’ outside the warranty period it’s worth taking it to a pc knowing friend to make sure it’s not just case failure. Amazon Business Service for business customers.


I got this to back up all my DV films to tape. I’ve contacted Freecome who got back to me with a bit of a desapointing but probably expected answer: Does it give a Xeternal model number for the Freecom drive, or does it give the HD’s model number itself?

It is, of course, advisable to have an anti-virus package with any back up hard drive, as this protects your computer as well as copied files against any potential virus threats. Manufacturer’s Description Stylish and cost-effective external hard drive solution.

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Currently there is no way to fix this type of firmware corruption at home. Even though it gets left on for ages it doesn’t get hot, it does get quite noticably warm, but never hot. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Surely something must be wrong?! Have one to sell?

Apart from this I feel it is a secure way to back up my computer. Share your thoughts hafd other customers.