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Simple tech signature mini 169 GB

How do I reset the hard drive
It is now formatted to a MAC and i need to use it in Windows

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  • kristenhos Nov 15, 2008

    need to format my hard drive for my mac, it is currently formatted for windows


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I cannot open any of my files on my signature mini


If anyone else has been using the hard drive, they may have changed the permission settings or encrypted them.
Another consideration, did you log in as an administrator? Was your "User Account" setting changed from Administrator to "Limited"?

Is the signature mini hard drive formatted to the same file allocation table setting as the OS you're plugged into?

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If the external hard drive has been formatted on a PC in NTFS file format then the MAC cannot read data off this hard drive.
The FIX..
Connect the USB external hard drive to a Windows computer and copy your data off this hard drive to the computer.
Then format the external hard drive in FAT32 file format. (the MAC can read and write to data to and from a Windows PC)
Now copy the your data from the computer back onto the external hard drive.
Now you can connect the external hard drive to the MAC and download your data to the MAC.

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I need SimpleTech Signature Mini hard drive 500 GB usb software driver


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I have a 320 Simple Tech 320GB with nothing on it and am trying to do a back-up 87 GB in size and it keeps telling me I do not have enough room?


Hello, thanks for using FIXYA,
have you had try to format the external drive, do that then try to copy again.
Let me know if that works

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May 27, 2011 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 320GB External...

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I am using Mac and I can not change the permission on my hard drive 320 G Signature Mini to write it only lets me read what do I ...


Ahhh, this is a common problem. The only file system that is both Windows and Apple compliant is the FAT32 file system format. You will have to back up everything and reformat to FAT32.

If you use FAT32 you are restricted to on 4GB files... That means no movies, no long recording, nothing :-/

_OR_

You can format the HDD with your Apple computer and have no restrictions. That file format is called Mac OS Extended Journalled. I reccomend this but keep in mind, it is NOT readable with all non-Mac friendly operating systems, especialy Windows :)

-Paul

Jun 23, 2010 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 250GB External...

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Unable to write , only read ????


This is probably formatted with NTFS, the hard drive format used by Vista and now Windows 7.

Mac's OS can't write to NTFS but it can read it. I assume the data is important, so try another PC to transfer to another hard MAC hard drive then port that into your Mac or You can try to down convert it to FAT if you are proficient with utilities.


Mar 28, 2010 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 250GB External...

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My simpletech drive is showing on my iMac but I am unable to write any files to it. It says I can only "read" but it does not alow me to change the access.


These things come formatted for PCs--you have to go into Utilities on your mac (in hard drive click on Applications, Utilities folder, then Disk Utility, then click on the simpletech (that has the gb next to it), click on the drop down to change the format (MS-DOS if you want to read on both PCs and MAC, but MAC-OS for just Macs) re-name it on the drop down below that, then click on erase and then it's re-formatted.

Jan 17, 2010 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External...

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I have the simple tech 250 gb mini and i got music put onto it so i can plug it into my car staero usb port. it works on the computer but says error 23 in the car whats wrong?


Could be:
- The hard disk is formatted in NTFS (this is usually the default format if you have a windows PC
- The hard disk is formatted in Mac format (if you have an Apple Mac)
- The car stereo 's USB port is not providing enough power for the drive to operate.
- Your car stereo may not support hard drive larger than a particular size. look at your manual to see what it supports

For the first 2 issue try reformatting the hard disk in FAT32 format this is the most common.

to get more power to power the USB try on of this

double USB cable

plug the extra USB into another USB port ie one of this

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Go into your disk utility on the mac, select your external, and erase it.. then it should find it. :) Only thing is now I can't get windows to find it when I take it to school! Oh well :D

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