I have a portable Iomega 250GB HDD. It worked wonderfully for years and passed its warranty period a long time ago. It then started acting up and finally didn't work any longer. The odd thing is that the drive would power up and I could hear it spin, but the computer would not connect with it.
On the advice of a friend, I removed the drive from its casing and tried unsuccessfully to set it up as a slave drive to recover the information on it. It would seem that the Iomega casing had an on-board chip which I am guessing contained the FAT32 (???) information for the drive. I am guessing that this is why my computer will not now recognize the drive so that I can read from it. I have a TON of important backup information on this drive and the drive seems to be otherwise working correctly.
How can I get around any chip or preset information that might have been part of the drive case?