Iomega 250 drive offline

Posted on 2010-01-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
We have an old Iomega 250 drive that we'd like to use for storing some log files.  After hooking it up to the network, I reset it, following Iomega's instructions, by holding the power button in until the blue light turned red.  Afterwards, I ran the Iomega Discovery Tool.  The tool found it, but indicated that the drive was offline.  I verified that the light was blue again and that the network cable was plugged in to both the device and the switch.  I tried resetting again, but with the same results.  Any suggestions?


Question by:DavidMCook
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    Accepted Solution

    Sounds like the drive is bad. Does Iomega offer a diagnotic ustility to check the drive?

    Not sure about the enclosure for that model, but is it easy to remove from the case so that you can attach it to a computer via a USB cable adapter( ); or attach it directly using the computer's ATA or SATA cable connections to run diagnostics on the drive.
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    Assisted Solution

    Contact Iomega drive vendor. I believe you are not the only one who met this problem.
    Also make sure it gets enough power to work.

    Author Comment

    WiReDNeT and noxcho:
    The drive is so old that I think the best course would be to purchase a new drive, since they are so cheap nowadays, rather than troubleshoot this one, especially given that both of you seem to think that the drive is bad.  My fear is that even if it can be fixed, how much longer before it happens again.  Thanks for you help.


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