usb hard drive

Posted: 01-18-2009, 08:28 PM

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hi , i have a seagate usb drive that that has been connected to abuffalo
network drive ,recently i have been having problems connecting to the usb
drive through the nas connection so i contacted buffalo support and they
suggested reformating in ext3 this has not worked as i cannot connect at all
now so i want to format back to xfs as it was before before i do this i want
to copy the files stored on it to my laptop so i don't lose any info
unfortunatley i cannot see the drive when it is connected via usb to my
laptop,is this because of the present format?does it need to be in ntfs for
windows to read it ?i am using vista h/p
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martyb


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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
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Re: usb hard drive
Posted: 01-18-2009, 11:47 PM
Hi
Almost all NAS Drives are not formatted with standard Windows format (that
is because they are Not using Windows firmware as their mini OS).a
You are better off logging to Seagate and find their formatting info and may
be a utility to do the formatting too.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

"marty" <marty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> hi , i have a seagate usb drive that that has been connected to abuffalo
> network drive ,recently i have been having problems connecting to the usb
> drive through the nas connection so i contacted buffalo support and they
> suggested reformating in ext3 this has not worked as i cannot connect at
> all
> now so i want to format back to xfs as it was before before i do this i
> want
> to copy the files stored on it to my laptop so i don't lose any info
> unfortunatley i cannot see the drive when it is connected via usb to my
> laptop,is this because of the present format?does it need to be in ntfs
> for
> windows to read it ?i am using vista h/p
> --
> martyb
>
>
 
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