Question about QMemory One Touch Backup 250 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Try a new USB cable first, you can likely find what you need on eBay. It should be a standard USB cable.
Posted on Oct 22, 2016
Have you got the driver for it installed on the pc
Posted on Oct 22, 2016
2 things... the USB port is bad, or the USB cable is too long and the HDD isn't getting a good signal.
1. Try another port and see if that works
2. Nip over to WalMart, Circuit City, Micro Center, PC World or Best Buy and get a shorter, Thicker USB cable of the same type - a cable which can provide the signal strength your ext HDD requires.
Also a possibility... The HDD may be 'lost' as Win cannot accept one of that size or the label/signature fell off and it is an orphan. It MUST have a driveletter, and it MUST have a special WIN signature byte on the HDD for it to work.
Bootup as normal, let everything get quiet, then plug in the ext HDD
Rt Click My Computer, Manage, Device Manager and in the Rt side, highlight the TOP icon. Then under Help, click the Computer with magnifying glass icon and wait. This forces your OS to 'Look' for any new devices.
When it finishes looking, look again under My Computer to see if your new HDD is now there. It will have to be formatted and have a driveletter for this part to work. Jump down to Disk Manager and see if it is there. You may have to Rt. Click and import it as a foreign drive or Rt click and give it a Driveletter ;-) If it is not, use a shorter, thicker (more wires) USB cable and try again.
Windows doesn't like Any HDD without win signatures on them - aka:'foreign disks' so ANY time this happens, if OS doesn't see it, use disk manager and Import it, then Rt click it and give it a Diskletter.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
Yes it is possible but the Iomegas are difficult to open and you often snap the plastic retainers in the process. Given you can buy a !TB comlete for only about $20 more than buying the raw drive I suspect you would be better advised to simply replace the unit all together,
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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