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SimpleTech portable hard drive 250gb

Yeah, I've got one of those SimpleTech portable harddrives 250gb, and I have the software, but the cd has a big scratch on the front side, so It does't work, and neither will the harddrive. I have xp pro on one laptop, and vista on another, and still it can't be recononized. I even took it apart, and made sure everthing was in place, but it still won't work. Where can I download the driver for it.

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Are you using a power source for the unit, it has to have its own power supply to work. if you have the cable connected for the power and the usb connected to the laptop/pc, go to the windows log and right click on the logo, a menu will pop up. click on device manager on the device manager settings you should see your drive probably with an x on it, click on the drive and go to the update drivers and make sure you're on the internet. and click update drivers, if there is a driver that windows can use it will install the driver if not, then windows will not load a driver. if still not working try this web site Solvusoft Microsoft Gold Certified Company and download the drivers from them. if this still does not work then replace the usb cable as it may be faulty.

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SOURCE: Simpletech 160 Portable doesn't show up

go into the control panel and click add/remove hardware... and manually add the device and then use the auto update to download the drivers

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Vista wants me to format my external harddrive.

Can you access this drive on a non-Vista system? If so, try the Simple Tech WWW site for a diagnostics program?

There are also a number of other software programs that can detect and mark the bad sectors or locations on your drive as bad.

Once those sectors are marked (at the FAT Table) as bad Vista may allow you to access that drive again. IF it does, copy everything available to a DVD. Now reformat the drive but DON'T trust it.

Bottom line is that I personally would not trust that drive again with ANY data that is important to me... I hope you will agree with me. If you decide to use it anyway please backup to two locations or drives!

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 500Gb SimpleTech Ext Drive No Power

Hello.
It sounds like you might have a problem with the power supply.
I have seen MANY external hard drives with failing power supplies. Take it to the store you purchased it from for a check up, it should still be under warrantee if its only 3 months old.
Good Luck!

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SOURCE: Simpletech external harddrive, blue flashing light

Your drive is not getting enough power. try a different usb cable and a different usb port on the computer

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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Your internal drive is different than your external drive. If you put more files onto your SimpleTech drive, then that one is going to fill up faster. The best thing to do would be to go through your SimpleTech drive and delete anything that you don't need. I don't remember my SimpleTech drive coming with any software on the drive, but if it did, it didn't take up much space.

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simpletech is a plug and play device compatible with vista and xp. you dont need a software to use it unless you wanted to access the quick backup button function when you press the simpletech logo. software is available at their support website: www.simpletech.com/support/

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I don't quite understand what you're trying to accomplish. Do you want to try and restore the data that was formatted on the Simpletech drive? If so, follow the link and get a software program called recuva http://www.filehippo.com/download_recuva/ It's freeware. If you can't get it with that then there's another software program that I use quite often called Easy Recovery Professional. It's not free, but it's saved me quite a bit of time recovering lost files that I forgot to back-up.

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If the drive isn't working anymore just RMA (Return to Manufacturer) it. Most hard drives have a pretty decent warranty on them. Your simpletech 250GB has a 3 year warranty on it. Info on the warranty can be found at http://www.simpletech.com/support/warranty/. If you want to RMA it, click the "Technical Support / RMA Request" on the left hand side of that page.

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