Already trying countless solutions from multiple google searches, but still find no effective ways to access my file system in my ext HDD. Did you try that HDD itself? By APC Magazine on June 29, 80 Although hardware encryption was once a common feature in external hard drives, it appears most drive vendors have largely abandoned it in lieu of software solutions. Originally Posted by jumanji Ok, let us explore further. Jinsey Pulau Pinang 7 posts.

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We will be happy to hd-pctk3. I’m going to bed now and may be others will continue to help from here. Humour it, it seems to work for me: When I right click on it, it only gave me the options of “offline”, “properties”, “help”. Find More Posts by Captain Haddock. Does anyone know where I can get a Manual.

How satisfied are you with this reply? Captain Haddock Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 1 posts. In the only thread in the Buffalo forum with another user having an identical problem, the recommendation was to get the HDD replaced under warranty.

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The HDD is still properly blinking its light when connected to the main usb port of my laptop. I just forgot to ask whether you were using the security lock of Buffalo that perhaps came bundled with your drive. It checks for common issues and makes sure that any new device or hardware attached to your computer was installed correctly.


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Buffalo HD PCTU3 not recognised after upgrade to Windows 8.1

Let the computer choose whichever letter it likes. In reply to Jessen P’s post on February 14, Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Originally Posted hd-pcth3 jumanji Was there an option to initialise it? The sad part is that the HD is not recognised on any other OS as well: Check if any error message appears in device manager a: Sorry this didn’t help.

Nothing mentioned in the links are working for me: Make sure the drivers are up to date, also executing the Hardware and device troubleshooter may help in getting the issue resolved.

So far can’t find any effective solution. Did this solve your problem?

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Ok, let us explore further. We prefer the well-designed apps included with the Western Digital drive, and both the LaCie and Iomega drives felt better constructed. Editors Liked Fastest file transfers yet, Easy to back up files, Included encryption hd-pcth3 Turbo Copy app, Blue activity light is easy to see.


So I tried my friend’s same model HDD wire, it was still hr-pctu3 same. MercyBose Created on February 13, I have tested my pendrive, other ext HDD devices to my laptop, they showed no problem in connecting. Please use Windows Snipping Tool to capture the screenshot and upload. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

I try to find at disk management and i found it but it show like in the picture. You tried your friend’s same model HDD wire.

Jessen P Replied on February 16,