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Although hardware encryption was once a common feature in external hard drives, it appears most drive vendors have largely abandoned it in lieu of software solutions. User Name Remember Me? Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Captain Haddock Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 1 posts. Did you try that HDD itself? I would make a last ditch attempt to see whether Linux could see the drive and retrieve any data. When pressing “offline”, it showed me like that And the disk 1 showing one down arrow icon?

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Did you try that HDD itself? The time now is Download the latest version of Lucid Puppy Ubuntu compatible build lupu Anyway really thanks for having replied. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Buffalo MiniStation / MiniStation Stealth USB3 HD-PCTU3

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web buffaol and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. External Hard Disk not initialized So what now? Many of its external drives including this one come with You tried your friend’s same model HDD wire.

Thus, I really hope someone can help me. So far can’t find any effective solution. By 01Net on April 01, Le Ministation 3. Does anyone know where I can get a Manual.


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By APC Magazine on Minitation 29, 80 Although hardware encryption was once a common feature in external hard drives, it appears most drive vendors have largely abandoned it in lieu of software solutions. Editors Didn’t Like Not the sleekest design, Setup program requires frequent restarts, Backup app looks a bit dated.

All in all, we think that Buffalo has a solid product with the MiniStation Plus. Editors Liked Fastest file transfers yet, Easy to back up files, Included encryption and Turbo Copy app, Blue activity light is easy to see.

Find More Posts by Captain Haddock. I have tested my pendrive, other ext HDD devices to my laptop, they showed no problem in connecting. Remove all other USB drives. Check whether it shows in Windows Disk Management.

I have tried to innitialize it but i just get error messages and i have tried to update the drivers but it says that they are up to minnistation so maybe i just need to allocate it but i dont know how. Contact Us Legal Privacy and cookies. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build.

Already trying countless solutions from multiple google searches, but still find no effective ways to access my file system in my ext HDD. Here’s my system info OS: If it is the same as what is shown in your miistation post, then right click exactly on Disk 1 – that is onto the left-side in the disk map – and try to bring it online. I’m going to bed now and may be others will continue to help from here.


Plug in only your Buffalo: I also have this problem every time I connect the drive, its a pain, but I’ve found a simple way round it.

But the disk management is still showing the exact same situation of the Disk 1 with unknow, not initialized. The “initialize” option is in grey, that not allows any click on it.

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Originally Posted by jumanji Ok, let us explore further. User Name Remember Me?

In Particular I want to know how to play a CD which already contains normal photographs. I just forgot to ask whether you were using the security lock of Buffalo that perhaps came bundled with your drive.