Question about SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Dark Blue Blueberry

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Can't install SimpleTech 160 gigabytes

A red light comes on but no download screen appears

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  • tenfour94 Jan 03, 2009

    Get a refund from Best Buy

  • tenfour94 Jan 04, 2009

    Got a refund from BB last night and bought what they recommended Seagate FreeAgent/Desk now lets see if that



    thanks for your reply

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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

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