Author Topic: DriveStation powering on, spinning, but not being recognized  (Read 42 times)

mrtastycakes

  • Calf
  • *
  • Posts: 2
DriveStation powering on, spinning, but not being recognized
« on: November 12, 2017, 01:09:14 pm »
Hey all,

This is a question for a DriveStation™ DDR - HD-GD3.0U3. I've been having this problem for quite awhile, but now it's rendered the drive basically unusable. So, when I plug in the USB, either to the drive or the PC, the drive will begin spinning like it's ready to go, and the little USB icon will even show up on the computer for a second, but then it will cease spinning and give no indication that it's on, remaining unrecognized by my PC. It's my PC for sure, as I've tried it with a few. On a couple of occasions, it has randomly started working, and all the files are fine, so I don't think it's corrupted in any way either.

Anyone have a similar problem and know of a solution? The male end of the USB cable that connects to the drive is a little bent, but I'm not sure that that's it.

Thanks, I have a lot of stuff on the drive I need!

Texturtle

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 533
  • RAID is NOT a substitute for a good backup
Re: DriveStation powering on, spinning, but not being recognized
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 10:30:44 am »
I'm not sure I understand, do you mean it exhibits the same behavior on multiple computers? It sounds like it could be a connection problem, have you tried a different cable?

mrtastycakes

  • Calf
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: DriveStation powering on, spinning, but not being recognized
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 09:06:48 pm »
Yes, same behavior on every computer. Haven't tried a different cable yet.