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I've had a pretty good success rate with freezing drives to recover data from a dying/dead drive. Much simpler and cheaper then most other methods of data recovery.
Freezing the drive shrinks everything inside, sometimes freeing up stuck/seized/trapped components, or keeping an overheating component from shutting the drive down right away.
Stick the drive in a ziplock bag(to seal out moisture) in the freezer.
While it's freezing, set everything up to quickly transfer your files off the drive if it does work. After a couple hours in the freezer, plug the drive in and see what it does. It may only work for a few minutes, for hours, or weeks. Pull your data off as fast as you can, if it stops again, re-freeze it and start where you left off. I've frozen drives 3-4 times to get everything off.

Iomega Prestige... | Answered on Dec 04, 2015

my cell phone wont work ,it's keeps coming on and off

Iomega Prestige... | Answered on Feb 24, 2014

format the drive for mac in the disk utility- almost sure thats your problem- they come windows ready good luck.... questions just ask

Iomega Prestige... | Answered on Mar 30, 2013

I suspect that you don't have an Iomega driver in play for use with this Macbook pro that the OS recognizes. There are other possible explanations, you might have a corrupted volume or there might be a problem with the file structure on the Iomega. But if the Iomega was not previously recognized by this MacPro, I think what is missing is a useful driver. You might try one of the driver hunter utilities and see if it finds such for the iomega. If several are found, you would have to try each one at a time and uninstall any that did not work before trying the next, I think.

Here is something else you might try. On the MacPro, on the desktop go into Applications>Utility folder and from the Utilities folder launch the Disk Utility application. If your Iomega is discoverable, it will show up in the left side of the Utility window. If you see it, click on the left side of the window and choose Disk Repair.
If you don't see it in the left side of the Utility window, you may have a corrupted volume preventing it from properly being read on your Mac or there may be a problem with the file structure of the Iomega.

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

According to this it should work with Windows 10. You may need drivers for Win 10 as also mentioned. It sounds like you have a physical hardware problem with the unit though.

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Iomega Computers... | Answered on Sep 02, 2018

change view file settings to un hide and then have a look it will probably be recovery files. or at some point its been changed to use as an extra ram file.

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Jan 15, 2018

Try going to contol panel then administrative tools. In the window that opens look at the left window pane for disk management click on it. You should see the disk that says you need to format it, Compare file systems your c drive and the disk you can't read. (Fat32, NTFS, Fat) Right click on the disk that's giving you problems and see if Vista will let you mount the drive. If it won't you should put the drive in a portable enclosure and use a Windows 7 PC to Burn your files to disc. Vista is extremely unstable If you can load Windows 7 your problem will go away and you'll have a way better OS!

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018

I would start with removing HDD from IOmega enclosure. There is some hope, that it's not a hard drive which failed, but SATA controller in enclosure. Then you will need to connect this HDD to a known working PC and scan it using MHDD. This tool will show you if your hard drive is failing and how bad it is.

And regarding data recovery - as far as I know IOmega uses Linux file system, so you will need to boot some Live Linux Distro to get access to your files.

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017

Whatcha got a do is check yer properties, if it's full you'll have to reformat the disk to FAT32 then git the files an zip em up an transfer em over that way an you should be all good..

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017

Drive did not short out.. It DIED. There is a difference.

Iomega Computers... | Answered on Aug 28, 2017

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