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If it started making noise it could be a bad hard drive. To test try to put your HDD to another pc and see if it sees your photos if it does back them up to google drive or One drive. if it does not most likely your hard drive had stopped working sorry please vote me 10 if I have answered your question

SimpleTech... | Answered on Dec 04, 2017


Not Enough power To Run The device Please !! Make sure your USB Is upgraded To The Latest or It wont Work!!! Need More Info !! Hope This Helps Donald Deane MCSE,ASE,CPO

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jul 27, 2017


try to use other usb cable or try to plug it at the back of your computer.. if it still goes red, check the hdd inside the external hdd case if it connected or inserted properly..

SimpleTech... | Answered on May 19, 2017


Try it on another computer, if it happens on the other computer then the hard drive is bad.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jun 02, 2016


run a virus scan on the device (from a good licensed antivirus company and a windows machine recommended) then later go to folder options and untick 'hide hidden items' and 'hide system extensions' options (basically untick all options related to hidden files and folders and say yes when prompted). your data is there do not format.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Feb 22, 2016


The hard drive has an intermittent problem, the issue lies in the circuit board not the hardware, if the board can be accessed there may be a chance that a soldering iron touch up may solve the problem. But as a rule they are not made to be serviced.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jun 01, 2015


What type of software are you looking for? When you insert the device, the system should recognize, and install the drivers.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Apr 06, 2015


The original power supply is "SB2D-020-1HA SIMPLETECH AC ADAPTER 12V 1.5A FOR EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE" . Just find a replacement with the correct size plug (center positive) that supplies 12v DC at 1.5amps (1500ma)

SimpleTech... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015


You can try going in the add / remove and uninstalling the program, then go into devices and remove from there as well. Also go to the folder it is still listed in and find the uninstall there. Delete all those to your recycle bin. Reboot twice! Then on the 2nd reboot, plug the external in and make sure it has power and is turned on. See if it reappears again.

On another site, this next bit is what someone else tried (the last one), see if that works for you.
Storage forum Simpledrive 1TB External HDD Problem

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015


select the ones in the same folder and highlight them with your mouse Hold down your cntrl key and right click the first image. If all the images are the same category then rename the right clicked image, what ever you want it to be. Once you have renamed the one, all the highlighted ones will be renamed the same with the difference being, all the other images will have a number added to it in sequence.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jan 18, 2015


Does win7 make a plugin noise when you put it in a USB port?

In that case, go to control panel, open disk administrator and see if the disk is recognized by the OS, it may just be a case of assigning the right drive letter.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014


My Seagate 1TB started doing the same thing before it died. My brother managed to get it working again long enough for me to move all of the files to a Toshiba 1TB solid state external drive. A couple of nice features to the Toshiba are that there is no power adapter (powered by the USB), there are no moving parts, and it is very compact. I slid mine into the space under the laptop stand. You might want to back up all of your data to another location just in case yours is getting ready to die.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Nov 03, 2014


Go to the local PC man and get it replaced. Simple if you know what to do and quick and cheap if you don't

SimpleTech... | Answered on Oct 19, 2014


Hello Anonymous
Make sure you have backed up all the files you need to keep.
Store them on the computer if you have the space... until you put them back on the clean Hard Drive.
Your drive would be seven years old now. So... it would be a wise move to do a security type format to test the drives integrity before you loose your backups. Many Drives don't last seven years...
320GB is also pretty small these days. Suggest you use the old drive for eg. "Movies" and buy a new Hard Drive for your Backups as this drive may fail at any time.
Murphy's Law says that will be when you need it the most!
A 3.5 inch Drive (uses 5v&12v) and is more robust & faster than your 2.5" pocket type drives that run on 5 volts only. Also, look for a USB 3 or FireWire Port connector as these will ensure compatibility & speed on future computers. USB 1&2 are slow on large files.

DeFragging only shuffles the empty space around. Lining it up sequentially so that it's faster at accessing the data.
Re Formatting wipes the directory off the drive making it appear that you have a new clean drive. Previous files then get overwritten.

Do a security erase if you want to clean all data from the drive & test the drive for faults. This will return all available space available to you as an empty drive.
On a Mac, use Disk Utility. Choose Fat32 to allow interchangeability with Mac <> PC or "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" for Mac Bootable Disks.
On a PC use Disk Management for a quick format to Fat32 or NTFS for Windows Boot. Or See Here for full details:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/f/format-hard-drive.htm

Drives are so inexpensive these days. You can pick up a 1Terrabyte drive for $99 here. Format & test the drive before putting it to use on your computer. This will be one of the few times you will get to test & experiment with the drive before you put your data on it.
You can always use a USB Memory Stick as a pretend Hard Drive to experiment with & test the formatting procedure. They use the same Partition & Format utilities as a regular Hard Drive.

Cheers
Trevor
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