Question about SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive
Hi have a simple tech- simple drive model 96300-40001-001 w/c is 250 GB . i havent used it for a while maybe for about 6 mos and now it wont work. it lights up when power button is on but then my 2 laptops which i used it for before cant even detect nor recognize it.
help me pls. i need to transfer a magnitude of files so i can reformat my computer.
thanks in advance. I have a Simple Tech 250 GB. Model 96300-40001--001
It is making a clicking noise. How and what do I need to make it stop making the noise? It seems to power up but the blue light will not come on and my computer will not recognize the HD..
What do I need to do so that I can get the info off the external HD.
I have take it apart and tried to install it as a Internal HD but none of my ribbons will work...
I have that problem similiar to yours. My simple tech stopped working for like two years so i decided to open up my simple tech and removed my HD away from the old enclosure so I can try building my own external hard drive for the first time. I bought another new 3.5 enclosure, IDE/ATA for the old HD. I put it in the new enclosure and it worked!
It's the only solution you can have. No need to retrieve data or re-format your HD. You can leave it the way you like...if you wanna reformat it...up to you.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
I have a SimpleTech external hard drive that has been used with several different computers, with no problem. I just got a new laptop that has Windows 8. When I plug in the hard drug (directly into the laptop), it doesn't even show up. No noise that it's recognized - nothing. I have a USB mouse and have plugged my iPod in to the laptop- both recognized. The blue light on the hard drive lights up once and then goes dark, but I can hear that the hard drive is on. I have messed with the power cord to make sure that it wasn't loose and everything looks good. Any ideas?
Posted on May 09, 2013
It may be corrupt but since you opened the case of the hard drive, its no longer covered under warrenty. Sorry.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I posted last year when I had this problem (Sept. '08 I think) and I just received an e-mail because when you guys posted today I got an e-mail that the topic updated. After my initail post I solved my problem, but I forgot to come back and post the solution, so here is what happened with mine...
This drive has a manufacturers default. If you don't use it for a while...if you detach it frequently...and/or when you reach a certain amount of space used it requires a certain power source to be used. There is no warning, and this is not stated anywhere, however I did contact the company directly. This problem occurs when the drive is not plugged into the main USB Port in the back/side of your machine. You cannot use a hub or external USB source for power. When you reach any one (or all) of the three points that trigger the drive to stop working the only thing that will enable the device to work properly again is for it to always be plugged into a main port. They are the only ports that have enough power to support the drive. This goes for laptops as well. When using a laptop, you cannot plug the drive into a mini hub, laptop riser, cooling fan, etc., it has to be one of the main ports or there will not be enough power to run the drive.
If your drive has already stopped working, all that is needed to enable it again is to properly shut down and disconnect it and your computer. Then reconnect and power up just like you would initialize it if it were new. As long as it is plugged into a main port you should have no problems. All your data should be fine and you should have no more problems.
Personally, I have had smooth sailing ever since we determined that this was the problem. I hope this helps some of you. Good Luck!!!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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