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Simpletech Signature Mini not reading

I've got the Simpeltech Signature Mini external hard drive (320GB). When I connect it to my laptop, the red light comes on; however, the blue light sometimes lights up, but mostly it doesn't. I don't know what to do in this situation. It works sometimes, but most of the time the red light is the only one that lights up.

By the way, I have all my original pictures and videos on my hard drive as well as my music. If I have to replace it, I'm going to need a solution for getting all that information off this hard drive. Thanks :)

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    The Vanguardian May 11, 2010

    It may be underpowered. I have a Maxtor external drive, and it has 2 USB plugs, one for interface and power, and the other just for more power (more current). Try plugging it into someone's Desktop and see if it works. Also if low power is the problem, it may be showing up when you are running off just batteries, or charging batteries.

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It is easy, just conect it to the motherboard as a slave disc

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Additional power (two USB connectors) solved my 'clicking problem' and associated failure to read from the disk (total failure). With the extra power my SimpleTech 320GB drive runs like a charm !! :)

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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