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Freezing my simpletech 500 gb ext. hard drive keeps freezing when playing movies and ask me to scan the hard drive. any suggesions?

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Maybe some bad sector in there. You should do a disk scan to check that.

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How do i get a copy of the manual?


You may find the info you need here. Hard drives come with the barest of information
http://www.hgst.com/support/faqs/external-drives-faqs/simpletech-faqs/simpledrive-pininfarina-faqs
It does not appear they offer the manual on the site.

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How do you use the simpletech 160 gb ext drive with a macbook pro or a macbook


Your external HDD must be MAC OS compatible.
I've it is compatible, just plug it in and it should pop-up

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I would like to find out the voltage and amperage of the simpletech 500gb external hard drive, I need to replace the power cord. thanks alot greg holland greg.holland@sbcglobal.net


The Pinafarina unit requires 5 volts DC at 1 ampere.

This link will take you directly to the PDF user guide for your unit in case you misplaced it.

Hope that's helpful.

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Six month old Simpletech 500 GB ext. drive not recognized


I had the exact same problem. Solved by removing Simpletech drive from the 'flashy-box'. Unplugged drive from internals and threw the 'Pinnaferrina' case away and installed it on my motherboards extra sata plugin site (if it has one). If you open your computer case it should be labled on the Motherboeard as such. Mine has four. On the first attempt when I started the computer i Had no OS system showing on first boot-up. Shut off computer and power and shifted SATA (RED Cable) to another Sata plug on Motherboard and it booted right up and I had the drive back. You will need a longer Sata cable than the attached to the Simpletech drive and a power cable that matches the one on the Simletech . Forget looking for the drivers on the net and the Simpletech web site was no use.

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SimpleTech 500 GB external hard blinking red light


I got one with the same problem. I opened up the case and hooked up the hard drive to a generic usb to sata adapter that i picked up on ebay and it works fine now if a bit clunky looking.

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I have a 500gb simpletech hard drive that I have lost the power adaptor. I need to know what size to buy.


The simplest way is to ask SimpleTech
Your Part number: PRO500Q
Customer Support Phone Number Tel: (949) 477-7700
(6:30AM-5:30PM PST Mon-Fri)

or send them a tech support request at...
http://www.simpletech.com/webspeed/webtech/indextech.php

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My SimpleDrive 500GB external hard drive is now only recognized as "USB Mass Storage Device" that I cannot access. I have uninstalled the driver and scanned for the hardware and it reinstalls it as USB...


You can try:
  1. another USB cable
  2. try it on another computer
That will rule out the USB and any software/driver issues on your computer. If it doesnt work after that, there could be a problem with the drive itself

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Simpletech 500GB hard drive service center in hyderabad


someone mention to me that its just a laptop drive inside the housing. You can go to fry's and ask. But they will sell you a kit for 20 bucks.The kit contains external power and usb strap cable and bought a seperate housing too. I accessed the ext drive, dragged and dropped all files. But i would check your warranty first, call tech support and double check. IF not what the hey go for it or spends lot of money to retrieve files. Try yahoo.com and under answers and type in simpletech. I dropped mine and recovered all.

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PC cant detect my Simpletech 500gb hard drive (pininfarina design)


SOMETIME WHEN THE RAM IS LESS THE ADDITIONAL DRIVES ARE NOT READ WHEREAS THEY ARE SHOWN AS AVAILABLE, BUT WHEN YOU CLICK ON THAT , THE PC HANGS....SO FIRST CHECK HOW MUCH RAM YOU ARE USING, IF IT IS LESS THEN UPGRADE IT BY MINIMUM 1 GB TO PERFORM THIS TASK

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