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Simpletech 160 Portable doesn't show up

The harddrive worked fine on my laptop. On the desktop, it at first looked for hardware. The harddrive never showed up. I tried different usb ports. It doesn't show up in Computer Management.

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Carl

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    My 250 GB Simpletech portable drive icon no longer shows up in my My Computer file, and I can't access it

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    All I get is a red light and nothing appears on the screen and Best Buy told me to phone GeekSquad for free advice and that was a lie, cost $39 for help they provide

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    BUFFALO MINISTATION

  • ryandawg103 Jan 14, 2009

    I've got the same HDD and it worked fine about 3 days ago and now my computer won't recognize it. It doesn't show in My Computer or Computer Management



  • GLOWP101 Jan 24, 2009

    my other system at work can pick up the files, but i am trying to open the folders on my home computer and cannot.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    This is a SATA Enclosure and I am just getting a red light .Harddrive seems to be running but nothing else happening .Thanks

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Go into the control panel and click add/remove hardware... and manually add the device and then use the auto update to download the drivers

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