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Drive dosen't stay connected

My External SimpleDrive 500GB Drive doesn't stay connected for longer then 3 minutes.

I did manage to get a "quick format" done, under my format options, but that has not solved the problem. I have even switched out the Power and USB cables, with my second one to see if that was where the problem was. with the simple solutions not working I'm not sure what to do now, apart from spending money i don't have to get it looked at. :(

thank you for any help.

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Good day sir, hi, It looks to me that your simple drive is giving up on you. Im assuming that the correct device driver is loaded properly.
There are two major part that you may try to test, the interface board and the hard drive. Hopefully the interface board is the cuplrit.
Have you tried in on another PC, you can also remove the hard drive, and place it on another computer. If done properly, you can get your files stored in it. then buy an aftermarket USB hard drive enclosure (without the hard drive). to replace the simpletech enclosure.

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You may have a power supply that is defective or is failing. Try another power supply, 12V, 2A, center pin positive.

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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Make sure it is plugged in to a USB 2.0 compatible port on the computer.

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