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Where can I find a Mac driver from a Simpletech 250gb Marshmallow It has been formatted on a PC. I now want to reformat it and use it on my Powerbook G4 OS 10.4.7

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You shouldn't need a special driver, but you do need to plug in the usb y cable to 2 usb ports. Normally 1 usb port doesn't supply enough power to make external USB drives go. That is why I prefer firewire, it supplies much more power at higher sustained rates. Once the drive is going just open the Disk Utility and format for your needs. If you need to share files with a PC, partition as MS-DOS (FAT). If you are sharing with a mac or not using the drive on other computers, format as extended with journaling.

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I need a driver download.


You shouldn't need a driver for an external USB drive.

There are reported issues with this drive:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SimpleTech-Signature-Portable-FS-U25-250K/dp/B0012RBRAM

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It could be formatted in a different manner. See if it is detected by your mac. Go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and see if your hard drive is shown there. If it is, then the formatting of your hard drive is not compatible and you will need to reformat to be able to use it on a mac.

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I have a Simpletech signature mini 250 gb external hard drive,it shows as unknown usb device and has no drivers.Do you know where I can download these missing drivers?


hi your hard disk got problem
but check in control panel > administrator tools> disk managment if there is any drive that not formated you lost your partition or got viruses otherwise your hard disk physically is damaged

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I am using Mac and I can not change the permission on my hard drive 320 G Signature Mini to write it only lets me read what do I ...


Ahhh, this is a common problem. The only file system that is both Windows and Apple compliant is the FAT32 file system format. You will have to back up everything and reformat to FAT32.

If you use FAT32 you are restricted to on 4GB files... That means no movies, no long recording, nothing :-/

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You can format the HDD with your Apple computer and have no restrictions. That file format is called Mac OS Extended Journalled. I reccomend this but keep in mind, it is NOT readable with all non-Mac friendly operating systems, especialy Windows :)

-Paul

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Unable to write , only read ????


This is probably formatted with NTFS, the hard drive format used by Vista and now Windows 7.

Mac's OS can't write to NTFS but it can read it. I assume the data is important, so try another PC to transfer to another hard MAC hard drive then port that into your Mac or You can try to down convert it to FAT if you are proficient with utilities.


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I was reinstalling WindowsXP and hit the wrong drive to delete. I do not know if there is a way to get back all the data I had saved on the 250GB signiture mini. If not I will have to reformat it. Thank...


Try to make it a primary slave and use any partitioning software to undelete the partition. if it will not resolve your problem then you need to utilize a data recovery company or re-partion and re-format it.

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No Write permission when attaching Simpletech external drive to Mac OS 10


simple just format it for PC first then it should work for both

if you format it for MAC first it will not work on the PC

simple

PC are horrible for accessing files

mac's are more user friendly

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