Question about SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Dark Blue Blueberry
I got a SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive, and unfortunately, my computer cannot format it to run for Mac use. I followed the steps on the quick start guide, but when I get to the Disk Utilities page, the 'drop down menu' that it lists (which I assume is under the Erase option) will not allow me to alter the hard drive in any way, and I don't see any other option available to me. I checked the information and currently it says 'unwritable'.
I already downloaded the Fabrik backup program directly from the hard drive, but I don't think that that is the problem. If anybody knows how to fix this problem so I can actually save/transfer files directly onto my external hard drive, I'd appreciate it very much.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same type of problem and found when I took the cover off that the harddrive worked loose from the plug. Pushed back into socket and reassembled, works great.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
As long as the Esternal is formatted correctly it should work fine, it might be that you computer wont read the hard-drive, not the files.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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