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Install jnformation I have a signature mimi hard drive , high speed USB 2.0 drive, 320 gigabyes, i tried to register it, didn.t work, please send how to register and explain how I use the drive . When I save does it automaticly go to the mini?

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Wd 1600 not working


Western Digital My Book hard drives use USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 speeds to transfer data from the hard drive to the computer and vice versa. When your My Book external hard drive is not performing properly or not turning on, you can troubleshoot the problem before sending the hard drive back to the manufacturer. Correctly powering up and installing the My Book are essential for transferring information and avoiding corruption.

Run your fingers up and down the power cable that connects to the back of the My Book hard drive and the wall outlet in your home. Feel for breaks or tears on the cable and replace the cable if needed. Check the pin on the back of the hard drive where the power cable meets the drive. Make sure the pin is straight and will make contact with the power cable properly. If the pin is bent, send the hard drive to Western Digital for repair. Plug a different device into the power outlet you are using to make sure it works properly. Use a device that you know powers on correctly. b> Slow Transfer Rates b> Open your computer's tower and check over the PCI adapter card that gives you the ability to achieve USB 3.0 speeds. Make sure that the adapter card is installed correctly per your manufacturer's installation manual. If the PCI adapter card is not installed correctly, you will not be able to transfer data in the 3.0 speed. Disconnect any other external hard drives connected to the system. When two hard drives are connected via USB, they share the transfer rate bandwidth and slow your transfer speeds down. Run a Windows Update to change the USB driver on your computer. Click "Start" then "All Programs" and then "Windows Update." Run the update and choose your correct USB 3.0 driver from the list. Click "Install" at the bottom to install the driver. Hope this helps.

Jan 05, 2013 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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I need a manual for the black cherry portable high-speed UB 2.0 hard drive. The one I have is 160 GB. Thanks.


Here is the manual that covers all of the SimpleTech Signature Mini External USB 2.0 Hard Drives. This is a pdf document, so you may need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader if you don't already have it installed.

Hard Drive Manual

Regards,
Dan

Mar 05, 2011 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 320GB External...

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I just recently bout a 250gb simple tech external drive. I came home installed but it wont show in my computer


You might try a different cable or use a USB "Y" cable to supply enough powere for the drive to work, as some computers have difficulty providing enough power from a single port. If you need more help, please call HitachiGST Tech Support M-F 8AM to 6PM PST at 1.888.426.5214 and a technician will be happy to help you.

Feb 02, 2011 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External...

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Simple Tech HD failing- takes 4 hours to tranfer 512 MB!?


Not exactly a solution but I have had the same problem with one of these Simple Tech Signature Mini 320's for a while. Real finicky. Will only be recognized on direct connected to MB USB ports and even then with Win 7 or XP I get the "This USB device can perform faster if you connect it to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port." no matter what ports I connect it to. While having this issue on this "main" computer I have previously connected it to some other computer (don't remember which, now) and it connected at 2.0 speed. What's going on??

Jul 16, 2010 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 250GB External...

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Hi, I have a simpletech/hitachi signature 160 gb external hard drive. It was fne until yesterday. Suddenly, my laptop is not recognizing it. what do I do?


Connect it to a different computer.
If it works, then connecting to _your_ computer is the problem.
If it does not work, then either:
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the casing has failed, or,
* the disk-drive inside the casing has failed.

Open the case, and remove the disk-drive, and connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in your computer, to see if the disk-drive itself is "good" or "bad".

Google-search for "Data Recovery Services" -- these are commercial, high-cost, companies, that can temporarily repair a "dead" disk-drive, just long enough to try to copy all the files from the disk onto a new disk-drive.

Jan 24, 2010 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External...

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External HD not recognizing USB ports as being Hi-speed ports


I have the same issue. I have 4 Simpletech Signature 250GB drives. They all worked fine at first. After about six months two of them started connecting at USB 1 speeds. It occurs on 4 different computers!!! The post about it being the computer assumes is wrong. How can it work fine for six months and then suddenly change. Also it occurs on different computers. I have submitted a tech support request with simpletech and will post the results.

Jun 14, 2009 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External...

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Simpletech Signature Mini not recognized


Dear,
Please check this drive with another new cord to connect it with PC.

Regards,
Rakesh Kumar
Network Support Engineer

Apr 01, 2009 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External...

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High Speed USB controller


You can purchase a high-speed PCI usb card. These are generally inexpensive and can be found at best-buy or perhaps walmart.

Feb 01, 2009 | Western Digital Passport 160GB External...

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Can't install SimpleTech 160 gigabytes


The usb port in your compute dosent support usb 2 please change the port if your system is latest dont connect both the usb cables of the hdd cauz the latest system is with usb 2 and dosent need power if old system please connect the power usb first and then the data usb cable it should work
please also try to connect to another port of your pc if available
thanks and regards
DUSHAYaNT

Jan 03, 2009 | SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External...

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