Medion 250gb Hard Drive

  chris_small 22:39 06 Feb 2011

Hi all, hopefully someone can help?

Approx 2 years ago i bought a Medion portable hard drive from my local Aldi. Everything has been fine until today when the connection seems loose. If i connect the hard drive to the cable and plug it into my laptop the hard drive turns on, but the laptop doesn't recognise it, and says its malfunctioned.

How do i go about fixing it if at all, and have i lost everything on my portable hard drive.

Many thanks,


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:44 06 Feb 2011

You could probably disconnect the drive and use it in another external caddy.

Before buying another caddy you need to know whether the drive is a SATA or PATA (IDE) probably a SATA if only two years old.

  chris_small 22:51 06 Feb 2011

Thank you Fruit Bat /\0/\

So is there a drive unit inside the casing of the hard drive. Im not a big techy you see. Sorry.

Where will i find out if its a SATA or a PATA.

What do they stand for?

Also what is a caddy?

I'm useless, sorry again.

Thanks again

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:58 06 Feb 2011

"is there a drive unit inside the casing of the hard drive"


Is this drive one that connects direct to a MEDION PC

or this one click here
if so probably a 2.5 sata

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:00 06 Feb 2011

To find out make and model open the case the drive will have a Name/ number printer on the label.

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