Question about SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 40 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

Smart Disk Photobank #PB40

Does not show up on my computer when I plug the USB in.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Smart Disk Photobank #PB40

My smartdisc photobank lights up, but does not download and the icons dom not appear. However my computer does recognize it and shows me some of the files on it. Help

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a smartdisk PB40 digi photobank, I have just upgraded my camera which I am using with SDHC cards (can't find anyhwhere that has SD cards with a large memory 2gb the biggest) but my photobank...

sd cards up to 16G here

pb40 does not read sdhc cards.
more hdsc cards here (to 16G)

May 22, 2011 | SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 40 GB USB 2.0...

1 Answer

Have 40 gig photobank smartdisk, trying to download memory sticks,loaded with photos. but as i attempt on my macbook.......a download site called 'bounceback' pops up. can you tell me what i should do ?

For "bounceback", see:

BounceBack is software to simplify the process of making backup copies of your files.

Click "Cancel", and then use whatever software & methods of your choice, e.g., "drag-and-drop", to copy your files from your internal disk-drive to the external storage.

Oct 28, 2010 | SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 40 GB USB 2.0...

1 Answer

A friend formated my Photobank PB40 and now It will not recieve the photos when I try to download them, what can I do

You cannot reformat using Windows or your card reader will not longer work. You need to use the Fat32 formatting tool. It's still available on the Verbatim website (They bought SmartDisk)
Select-Hardware Storage-Portable Drives. You should see a heading on the right for Downloads. Select the Verbatim Fat32 download tool. Download the tool. Connect your PhotoBank to your computer with the mini-USB cable and then run the Fat32 tool you just downloaded. Follow the prompts to reformat the PhotoBank. Your card reader and hard drive will be good as new.

Jun 25, 2010 | SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 40 GB USB 2.0...

2 Answers

SmartDisk turns on, has a blue light but shows no icons. I was in the process of copying from my camera. I turned on the SmartDisk, it showed a file icon and the HDD icon. I pressed copy and it...

I had the same problem but it felt like the drive was working. I took a chance, inserterd a 4GB CF card, and pressed the copy button. I hoped it would shut off after the copy was made due to the 30 second inactiviy timeout. After about 10 minutes, the blue backlight to turned off and it powered down. I plugged the Photobank into a laptop via USB cable and checked the original CF card files against the Photobank files. Success! All files were copied!

Jun 17, 2009 | SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 40 GB USB 2.0...

2 Answers

Dead Smartdisk Photobank 80GB

The disk drive inside is a normal Toshiba laptop drive. You can take the back side bottom screws off and carefully remove the cover to get the drive out. Any computer support repair shop should be able to get the data off of the drive provided the drive still works. You can also purchase cables to hook this drive up using USB and transfer the data that way.

Verbatium purchased Smart Disk and does not appear to offer support for these units any longer. These were nice devices when they first came out but they did not seem to catch on to a large audience. I still use mine but I am in the process of removing the images and putting them onto DVD's for storage.

Mar 30, 2009 | SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 40 GB USB 2.0...

1 Answer

Smartdisk photobank

Negitive... I had the same problem.  I had to borrow my friends PC to Format!  But guess what!  1 Year Later and with SmartDisk out of business I was able to go back and copy the software!  Sweet! Feel free to use it from my site:

Aug 26, 2008 | SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 40 GB USB 2.0...

Not finding what you are looking for?
SmartDisk PhotoBank PB40 40 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

387 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SmartDisk Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers


Level 2 Expert

146 Answers

Are you a SmartDisk Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides