COMSTAR EXTERNAL HARDDRIVE DRIVER

Web searches yielded no information at all about this unit, though, with all internet roads leading back to the Future Shop. Anyone want to hold my hand? The driver itself is not the pinnacle of ease of use or stability. Since then, the external disk is unreadable. I just realized now that a post was opened yesterday with a similar problem posted by anthonygpace sounds pretty similar anyway.. Ximeta heralds this technology, touting several benefits device spanning into virtual drives, less overhead, etc , however it has some significant downsides. Now, I am really scared because I don’t know what I’m doing.

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Ximeta heralds this technology, touting several benefits device spanning into virtual drives, less overhead, etchowever it has some significant downsides. Ok so how did I eff it up you ask? External Hard Drive not recognized.

External Hard Drive not recognized

While the built-in drive on the test PC, which I measured to gauge relative performance, gave a higher initial throughput, it actually fell behind later in the test. In the past, whenever I attached the drive, it normally does immediately start searching through for Exteernal, hearing the coomstar disk-reading-clickety-grindy sound with the circling magnifying glass.

Now, I am really scared because I don’t know what I’m doing. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Cons Unknown, potentially fly-by-night vendor that only seems to sell to the Future Shop with shoddily re-labelled OEM hardware. I suppose I must have corrupted something like, I don’t know, do ext hd’s have some kind of system partition or mbr?

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With the latest release version driver I encountered machine lockups and other oddities mounted drives that weren’t mounted, for instance. Please try again now or at a later time.

Ok so I installed like 5 different recovery software pgms and none of them recognize that the drive is even there. Hardsrive hey, maybe the problem existed before I even accidentally plugged it in during startup. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

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Comstar 320GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

Any other suggestions in the meantime? You could also try something like partition find and mount or partition table doctor.

This was helpful 0. Noise was low and barely perceptible.

Comstar GB USB RJ45 or Ximeta ND Enclosure – Dennis Forbes

I just realized now that a post was opened yesterday with a similar problem posted by anthonygpace sounds pretty similar anyway. So I hooked it up to a speedy client-device with a USB 2. Would appreciate your reviews on this product. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Or a master directory of some sort?

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The driver itself is not the pinnacle of ease of use or stability.

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Powering it up, my trusty Kill-A-Watt showed it consuming 9W in idle mode, up to 11W under heavy access. This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. Since then, the external comsgar is unreadable. I can’t bear to lose the GB of stuff on this drive! Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links.

All in all I’m very satisfied with the device for the price, however I have no plans on using the network functionality, instead sticking to using cmostar as a USB drive potentially as a USB drive hanging off of a more standards compliant NAS unit. See if they get any results.