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Lost ac/dc adapter for a 320 GB Simpletech External Hard Drive

We lost our adapter for our 320 GB Simpletech External Hard Drive and have been having a difficult time finding a replacement. I read online that it was an Accurian adapter and had a 6.3 V outage. It was purchased at Best Buy, and they told us to search online for an adapter. Does anyone have any advice on where to find one, or of a universal adapter that would work?

We haven't stored anything on it yet, so we're not at risk of losing stuff, but would like to avoid buying a brand new one if we can! Thanks...

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  • JTrentVines Feb 11, 2009

    I have this same problem... Has anyone had any luck finding an adapter that will fit the small adapter and power it correctly?? I've been using a double USB and have been able to use it and retrieve and write data to it, but it is running at USB 1.1 so it takes forever and a day to write a 200MB file to the drive. I e-mailed SimpleTech's CSD today to see what the part number was and the price and I will post as soon as I hear back from them, but I'm sure it'll probably be just as cheap to go purchase a new drive and use the new DC on both drives, or at least that's the way it is when you lose a peripheral to most comp accessories, but usually you can find generic adapters for things such as this drive at Radio Shack, but I didn't know if anyone had been there and done that yet?? Let me know if you have.. I'll post the phone number, part no. and price for the factory replacement when I hear back from SimpleTech.. Good luck to all and hopefully we can find an affordable solution to this problem... Thanks!!!

  • Tim Co Mar 21, 2009

    I lost my plug and only one adapter seemed to work but... it woruld not allow it to work like it has a chip in it that it wil only work with that one adapter

  • kayet2009 May 25, 2009

    Amazing but I too have a simpletech external hardrive Pininfarina 320GB and have exactly the same problem, the adapter is missing. Unfortunately I have data/photos on mine. Does anyone know where we can replace ?



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I have the 320GB Simpletech External Hard Drive.
The AC adapter Model number is SAWA-05-153
The output is +12V --- 1.5A

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Crack open the case and pull out the hdd its just a sata drive with a sata to usb adapter. if your motherboard supports sata drives just plug it in and retrieve the data.

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I also lost my power cord, and did not try to access the data on that backup drive, for several years, until tonight (in in Jan. of 2012! ) I read the posts on this thread, and rummaged throug the old, old saved menagerie of orphan cords I have in a box, found an old scanner cord that fit the jack, and was 12V, but was only 1.25A. So, hoping that althoug it might be under-powered, still, it ought not to blow up the drive :) It works fine. Just sayin.

Posted on Jan 12, 2012

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