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USB problem My simpletech 320 GB is not connecting

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I) connect it at the backside of your computer(in the usb ports), mostly these(usb with huge space) are not compatible with usb ports on the frontside or front panel of your computer tower...


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M. Sridhar

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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Simple tech 320 gb not spinning


Try a new usb cable or a different usb enclosure.

Also try and remove the drive from it's enclosure and connect direct to a sata port on a desktop pc.

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The computer no longer sees my 320 gb hard drive, do i need to download new drivers? if ao where do i find them. i store all my photo's and music on this hard drive


Possibilities:
1. dead USB port on your computer -- try another port
2. try a different USB cable
3. try your external drive on some other computer, to see if it works at all
4. open the casing, and separate the disk-drive from the USB-to-disk-drive adapter. Connect the disk-drive as a "slave" disk-drive, thus bypassing that adapter, to see if the adapter has failed, or if the disk-drive itself has failed
5. Google-search for a commercial "data recovery service" -- such companies can disassemble your disk-drive, and fix it, just long-enough to copy all your photos/music onto a brand-new disk-drive.

Jan 25, 2010 | SimpleTech 320GB SimpleDrive External by...

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Hello,
Try to go through disk management and see if it works?
Open control panel then select administrative tools then disk management. Then in left column click disk management.
If you locate it may be it must be initialise by the system or need to create partition by formatting.
You can also check all the cables , the power cables the adapter , try to change the Usb cable also..
ok
Good luck !!

Jan 22, 2010 | SimpleTech 320GB SimpleDrive External by...

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I have a SimpleTech 320 GB external hard drive. It suddenly stopped appearing in My Computer. When I turn it on, it makes a repetitive sound that seems like a warning of some kind...what is it? It sounds...


Hello and welcome to the TSF. If the external drive has provisions for external power you'll need to plug that in, usb ports cannot power a 320 drive. If the drive has 2 usb plugs (one for additional power) you'll need them both plugged in, and I would suggest that the laptop should also be running off of external power rather than battery. If you disconnect the usb drive or any other usb device without first stopping the device then sometimes the usb ports will fail to recognize the device when it is plugged back in, a simple reboot should do the trick. You can also check in the device manager for any yellow exclamation marks on your usb host conrtoller and see if the driver for it is in need of an update.
Any drivers you need should be on simpletech's website, though normally you should not need any for a usb hdd. If the power cord/a/c adaptor is faulty or the hdd is loose in the enclosure(thus not making good contact) then you should pester simpletech to either replace the cord, a/c adaptor,or unit, and see if there are instructions on how to take apart the enclosure and reseat the drive/connections.
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Using this program http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/dow...at32format.zip

Its worked perfectly on my 300GB usb drive, my PS3 can see it just fine

Oh and it works on vista as thats what i did it on..


Aug 01, 2009 | SimpleTech 320GB SimpleDrive External by...

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MISSING STORAGE SPACE


HARD DRIVE NEVER SHOWS TOTAL.ITS BECAUSE OF A CONFLICT CONCERNING WHAT SOME SAY IS A GB. ITS NORMAL AND YOUR DRIVE FINE.RELAX AND ENJOY.RICHARDM69

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Simpletech 320 gb


It has to do with the way computers count. Computers count in binary where we count in decimal.
Hard drive makers list there drives capacities in the decimal format, where windows lists it in it's binary format.
Wikipedia has a good explanation.

Also, the drive may have some preinstalled software on it that could be taking up a bit of space (it's usually not much).




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SimpleTech 320 gb. Code 10 Problem


i doubt you can do anything about it. Code 10 is a hardware failure, so you will have to return it and get your warrenty.

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my advice to you is open it and unplug the one touch button.

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