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The computer won't recognize the simple 250 with just the USB plugs

Do I need a power adapter?

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It doesn't require a power supply You may need to install a mass storage driver. What operating system are you using? Vista? XP? Win7? Win8? 32 bit? 64 bit? Was the drive used on a Mac? Are you on a PC right now with it?

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