Removable Hard Drive No Media Fixing - External drive 0 Bytes No Partition in Disk Management


There are many external hard disk reported no media in disk management or hard drive no media by diskpart and it may even show disk 1 0 bytes or sometimes you may call it disk 1 0 mb error that could be found in disk management when you try to manage your storage device under disk management.

Some of the external disk no media errors may happen like the following,

  1. Seagate external hard drive no media 0 bytes
  2. WD external hard drive no media 0 bytes
  3. Samsung external disk no media 0 bytes
  4. External hard drive partition not showing up in Disk Management in Windows 11/10/8/7
  5. Internal hard drive no partition showing up or not detected

Quick fixes: how to fix hard drive no media with 5 free ways

When you connect the external hard disk to your computer, the removable drive would reported no media in disk management without a partition showing up in disk management. This error happened to many digital devices such as Seagate backup plus removable disk, wd external hard drive, samsung disk, and toshiba external hard drive no media too.

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In the column of disk information under disk management, it should have displayed information like 'Disk 1 Removable 500GB Online', or 'Disk 1 Removable 1024GB Healthy', however the error 'No Media' just showed up on the disk column and there is nothing coming up on the right column which should have displayed disk partition volumes but no partition showed up in the disk management.

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there is no media in device Diskpart reported external hard drive No Media: There is no media in the device

Quick fixes: Fix usb drive no media in 5 free ways

Hard Disk 0 Bytes File Systsem RAW

When you check the hard disk property, mostly it may display file system raw, disk used/free space 0 bytes, disk capacity 0 bytes.

RAW usb drive 0 bytesRAW hard disk is 0 bytes for used space, free space and capacity

How to Fix External/Internal Hard Drive No Media Error

When the hd is damaged that cannot be recognized or hard drive is not showing up partition in disk management, you should stop using it if it contains important files which shall be restored for the first time of all.

When you have confirmed that all files on the hard disk have been rescued, then you may do the following disk no media repairing by the following route.

'This PC' -> Right click usb drive -> Property -> Tools -> Error Checking

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Last updated on May 27, 2020

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