And if you run into some type of problems with the enclosure, there is a reset switch to help clear those issues. If you’d like to participate, join us. A nice little NAS enclosure is ideal for those who want to house all their important data in one secure location without having to worry about getting on your knees, reaching behind your PC looking for a empty USB port. For the music and video buff, the iTunes feature will be a big hit. Log In to Reply. If not, the Xtreme Files Drive is only an external storage device.

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There isn’t much to installing a hard drive into the enclosure. Not only can a NAS box offer you a place to put all your stuff, but it also offers more than that.

I would try to isolate whether the problem is with the drive or with the enclosure. The CN comes equipped with the necessary power adapter, USB cable, ethernet cable and operating manual.

FTP is an added feature and it is configured differently by different users; dependent on router settings and different security settings. Please check if the flat cable of the buttons in the Xtreme Files Drive case is loose. If the drive is showing here, but not on the OS X xoolmax, then click First Aid to try and repair the drive.

Click on “start menu” choose “control panel” in “settings” open “administrative tools”. Milk crate PC case. So it is best to start with a fresh drive.


So try out several cables before you give up. You have posted to a forum that requires a moderator to approve posts before they are publicly available. If Coolmax ever decides to upgrade the enclosure in some form, you can do it from the Maintenance screen.

If the drive is not showing up in Disk Management or Disk Utility at all, you have some other type of problem. You can put a hard drive, which would be the most useful to transfer files from wincows places. Once removed, you have access to cooomax main component railing that holds the PCB and that the hard drive attaches to as well as the hard drive itself.

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Ok, well i don’t know how to format the drive, I have a laptop and cannot install it internally, but the enclosure does work, and to answer the question of what happens when i try to access the drive, well there is no way for me to access the drive, XP shows that it is installed on the task bar but it’s almost as if the drive doesn’t exist: You can get Windows to do it, but you have to purchase third-party software.

A power connector and network plug are just the usual plugs here. Also, try using different cables as some windoqs able to carry more power than others. Review Categories Case Reviews.

Log In to Reply. If so, the CN could be up your alley. The operation completed successfully. Honestly, I would not want the higher electric bill that comes with running such a system for the household.


External Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows or OS X?

Here are the various setup options for the CN enclosure. The reason is not enough power to spin the larger harddrive, Have to use an ac adapter for the hard drive power itself rather than depending on the bus power of the usb.

Please install the software for that language for normal backup. May I change the hard drive of the Xtreme Files to enlarge the capacity for large files myself?

External Hard Drive Not Showing Up in Windows or OS X?

There are other units out there with larger processors and a lot more ram, but they are mostly dual bay or multi-bay enclosures that support various forms of raid. Hard drive format for Mac should be FAT If yes, this will cause the system to be unable to detect the Xtreme Files if the quality of the USB cable is not good enough.

If you’d like to participate, join us. Turn off and disconnect the enclosure, open it and check to see if there is a jumper in place on the drive. This special design is to assure data secrecy. If you have a USB 3.