20 Most Recent Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External 120 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers

Once a DVD player has been assigned a region, it cannot be undone. You can change regions (generally 5 times) before it locks on the current region, but to have a region-free DVD player again, you need to buy a new device.

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Apr 09, 2019

It looks like your ext hdd simply doesn't work.

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Mar 26, 2017

I am taking for granted that you are using Windows, not sure which version ( XP , 7, 8 , 8.1 )
and if I am correct, but your computer does not recognize the drive, make sure the usb port is one that will give power to the external drive. You should use USB2 or if available USB3. Those are powered.
Click the Search feature for the particular version of Windows you are running and search for "Disk Management"
Look for the partition of the external drive you are using. It will be given a letter other than C: drive. May be D: E: F: etc etc etc. Sometimes your optic drive is the D: drive, you may need to purchase a program like Everest Ultimate to locate ALL your items on the MOBO.
If your able to find the External in Disk Management, you should be able to format it, rename it, change its functions, etc etc.

Good Luck

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Dec 07, 2014

You unplugged it when data was still written on it so it was corrupted. Some files are still recoverable so use
to get them. 

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Sep 20, 2014

Have You tried plugging it into a computer ?

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014

Plug it in and see if it works.
You could have simply broken off something that does not affect the normal functioning of the unit.

Good Luck.

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Mar 11, 2014

Install this program.
It is free.
They have a paid version, but if you are happy to do one driver at a time, then it is free -
I have used it with great success

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Jan 04, 2014

Speed gradually reduces as u fill the HDD...how mush is your HDD filled?

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Dec 29, 2013

Sounds like an issue with either dirty USB contacts, or power supply sockets in your computer.

Test the USB on another device. If it works, you might want to take your computer in for a diagnosis.

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Sep 14, 2013

The HDD is damaged due to bad sector. It has to be replaced, even in service center they will not service the HDD. They will send for replacement to head office. Every HDD comes with a minimum of 2,3 or 5 Years warranty, you can get it replaced. But you cannot recover data from it.. If you try to recover data by giving to any local service center it will void your warranty.

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Sep 14, 2013

Dose it show up as drive letter E:/ under device manager in disk drives?(Check out:right clicking my computer icon on your desktop,select disk manager)
If so,try right clicking on my computer and selecting map network drive.(You'll get the same results by right clicking on network neighborhood icon on your desktop and selecting map network drive.)This is the method many people use to assign a drive name (i.e.,letter) to a drive.Then you can recover data from external hard drive with data recovery software like Tenorshare Data Recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data.You can get it here: http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoveryprofessional.htm

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Jan 21, 2013

Check your powersaving settings in windows. Most external devices will be automatically set to conserve power when not in use. An external hard drive is considered not in use when you are not actively accessing data on that drive.

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Jul 16, 2012

The windows PCs and MACs have different file system. That's why your MAC cannot recognize your hard drive.
In this case, you need to reformat it. there are a couple of possible solutions:
1. you can reformat the drive into FAT32 which should be readable for both windows and mac.
1a. as soon as you reformat it into fat32, you can use the Disk Utility on the mac to make 2 partitions and format one in NTFS (windows) and the other one in HFS+ (MAC).
2. you can buy a sofware called MacDrive and use that.
3. you can use MacFuse, which is a recently developed free software that lets your MAC read windows drives.

good luck.

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Sep 23, 2011

That's the click of death - the actual hard disk inside the drive is damaged. The disk is dead, unfixable. Either just buy a complete new unit or dismantle it and replace the actual hard disk with a new one.

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011

my external HDD is not letting me drag and drop files from my mac. Is this my mac being secure? If so how can i remove it so i can store audio files on this device. thanks

Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011


This is bad news, but you may be able to recover it. It is possible your external drive controller is bad. Try taking the hard drive out and plug it into your computer via the hard drive connectors in the case (if you are using a PC and not a laptop) Try to access it this way.

You could also try connecting it into other USB ports. Sometimes this is all you need to do.

If both the options above are no go, then you may try something a bit more advanced. Windows is terrible at repairing hard drive issues and reading hard drives that are somewhat "messed up". If you download a linux distro ISO to your PC and burn it to disk, you can try accessing the removable from there and repairing it or if accessible, copy all the data off onto another drive. Download ubuntu and burn the ISO with a program such as imgburn. Reboot your PC and select the CD to boot instead of the hard drive. Once Ubuntu loads, press try now, which will allow you to go into Linux without installing it. Now connect your external drive and see if it pops up. If it does, you are in luck and should be able to click into its file system and copy your important files to your PC hard drive or to another external drive. I have had personal luck with this when memory cards, SD cards, and external drives gave errors on windows and were inaccessible. I was able to copy the data using ubuntu.

If none of the suggestions work, you may have a head crash or board crash in the hard drive itself. This can be unrecoverable, but if it is you will have to take your chances by sending it to a hard drive data recovery service center and be prepaired to pay $300-$1000 to extract the data.


Toshiba 120GB... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011

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