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DABODA HMC-1 - Cant see IDE drive


Standard Member
Hi - Hope you can help, urgent assistance required please


300 GB, IDE, NTFS hard drive
Wired / Wireless network Windows XP computers

NDAS Device Management Software
• ximeta_ndas_3.72.2080_20100113
• ximeta_ndas_3.50.2030_r670_20090715
• ximeta_ndas_3.43.2003_r380_20090207
• ximeta_3.40.1604_r12136_common_us_20081120


I have a DABODA HMC-1 but can't get it to work fully
I can see and play files off computers in my network from HMC-1
Also, I can play files off USB storage devices plugged into the back of HMC-1

The problem is the 300 GB IDE hard drive which I have put inside the HMC-1 does not show up as a network drive on any of my computer running the NDAS Device Management Software using both wired and wireless connections

In NDAS Device Management Software, HMC-1 is shown to be online. When I look at properties/general tab, Unit Device Information is blank. This means that the 300gb IDE hard drive information is not being read from the HMC-1. It's as if the 300gb IDE hard drive is not present. Because the 300gb IDE hard drive is not found, it is unavailable for mounting.

On the front of the HMC-1, the hard drive volume indicator is illuminated proving that the HMC-1 does see the 300 GB IDE hard drive.

What factors would stop HMC-1 from displaying the details of 300 GB IDE hard drive to NDAS Device Management Software computers?

Do you think the HMC-1 is faulty?

I would be very grateful if you could advise me as soon as possible.
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Distinguished Member
Could it be a master/slave/cable select setting on the drive needs to be set.

Was the HD blank - no existing partitions that you put into it ?

Have you tried updating the units firmware, there is also the possibility it is a hardware compatibility issue you may want to contact the company that makes this thing.


Standard Member
Thanks for the response. I have tried all master/slave/cable select setting on the drive. The hard disk is blank, i formated it just before loading into HMC-1. I have also treid the most upto date firmware for the HMC-1 (fireware v3.25) also some of the older firmwares. Trying to contact manufacturer but no joy.. Any others suggestions?


Distinguished Member
If you formatted it a file system still exists in windows, you'd have to go into control panel\admin tools\disk management and remove the partition on the disk.

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