Solution: Western Digital 250GB USB 2.0 – Keeps Disconnecting

I have mentioned in my previous post that my Western Digital 250GB Elements External hard drive keeps on disconnecting. I almost got frustrated after having tried all possible solution to the problem. The said hard drive contains information I needed very badly and it will not let me access any data on it.

After so many possibilities I tried, I am still frustrated until I tried installing the problem drive into a laptop.

  1. I pulled out the WD250 external hdd from its enclosure.
  2. Open up a laptop, removed its hdd and replaced it with theWD250.
  3. I booted up using a Linux Live CD (Ubuntu 9.10).
  4. After boot up, I tried accessing the hard disk to my delight, it was successfully mounted by the Live CD.

I did not waste any time, I copied all my data into the network drive. Right now, I am happy again as I got my data back.

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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