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320Gb simpletech external harddrive, lost manual trying to figure it out I have a SimpleTech 500 GB Pininfarina USB. I've been using it without problem for over a year. Recently it just stopped working. I turn it on and the blue light on the top comes on, it hums as if trying to read and then a red light on top blinds, but my laptop can no longer see it and I can't get my photos off. I notified Simpletech support but have not received a reply. Please help
There is a high possibility that the Hard Drive has Crashed. The beeping sound is an indication. You can try to connect it to another computer just to check if the other systems can still detect the Hard Drive. You can try to connect it to a Windows XP system and a Windows Vista System just to check the difference. If other system still can't detect it, you may be looking at Hard Drive Failure.
**Note : If you can see the Hard Drive under My Computer, you can check Disk Management to be sure (Disk Management gives you the list and the info on all storage devices on the system, formatted or unformatted.). If you can't see the Hard Drive inside Disk Management, You should call Simple tech Support for replacement if Hard Drive is still under warranty.
How to access Disk Management :
Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a graphical view and list view. To customize how you view your disks and volumes in the upper and lower panes of the window, point to Top or Bottom on the View menu, and then click the view that you want to use.
**Note : There is no Software that can recover files from a crashed Hard Drive, In that first place, shich ever software that is, it will not be able to detect the Hard Drive anyway. There is one company that is credible to retrieve data from crashed Hard Drives (If your pictures / Files are that valuble to you).
Check out this link or call 800 440-1904 :
(Company is Drive Savers - Expert in retreiving data of Hard drives ) :
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