Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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SimpleDrive 160 I would like to know where to go to get the software to download and install to my Dell computer .

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  • hoganbrm Feb 20, 2008

    i am trying to change the file system from NTFS to FAT32. I have windows vista and it is not giving me the option to change it to fat32. Is there anythind i can do to change it?

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    pls, i can't find the driver for windows vista.

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Www.simpletech.com, for win98 drivers

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Simple enough to do. look for a software that does this thing like PartitionMagic. this will convert drives from fat32 to ntfs while running on your desktop.

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"How do I transfer individual files archived on my SimpleDrive from old PC to newer HP Windows 7 laptop?"


Connect your simple drive to the computer with the usb and power lead if applicable.

Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer my computer you should see your drives C: usually your hard drive D: your cd dvd drive and your usb drive E: or F: click to open it from there you select the files right click on the file/s right click copy navigate back to the drive right click select paste or hold the mouse cursor the file/s drag them to your usb drive disc then drop them Hope this helps.

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Computer is not recognizing


If you have a SimpleTech SimpleDrive connected to your computer and you're experiencing problems with the external hard drive, there may be several reasons why it's malfunctioning.


Troubleshooting your computer can help rule out common problems and the possibility that the hard drive may be defective.


If you recently purchased the device and suspect there is something wrong with it, return the defective drive to SimpleTech or the reseller for a replacement.



Incompatible USB Port Problems


SimpleTech SimpleDrive plug and play options makes it easy for you to connect the device to your computer.

But you may encounter problems if your computer's USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports are not compatible with the external hard drive.


Make sure your ports are powerful enough to operate the drive. USB 2.0 ports are recommended, but if you're using an older computer with 1.0 ports, the hard drive will function much slower or you may receive an error message that the device is not compatible with your system.


Missing External Drive Letter


If you're unable to find the SimpleTech external hard drive's letter on your desktop after you have installed the drivers for the device, it's possible that the external drive may be assigned to another drive.

Sometimes, the hard drive is assigned to a network drive and you may need to manually change the drive's letter in Disk Management.


SimpleTech SimpleDrive Incorrectly Formatted


SimpleTech SimpleDrive is normally pre-formatted for Windows NTFS (New Technology File System), but Mac users may need to copy the backup software and reformat the external hard drive for FAT32 or Mac OS to be able to use the external drive.

If the external hard drive is not formatted correctly for your system, it may not function or work properly.


External Hard Drive Inaccessible
If you receive an error message that says "Drive Inaccessible," the SimpleTech SimpleDrive may not be able to read the service area of the platter. If the external hard drive emits a loud or abnormal sound, this could mean the device is failing. Test the drive on another computer to see if it is working properly. Otherwise, the external hard drive's surface area may be damaged or corrupted.

Replacing a Defective Hard Drive


You can return a defective hard drive that is under warranty to SimpleTech. The manufacturer will exchange the device if the seal is not broken.


But if you break or tear the seal on the case, any warranty claims will not be accepted and the device will be returned back to you.


SimpleTech will only accept the device if you contracted a commercial data recovery company to retrieve critical data from the external hard drive and the seal needed to be broken.


Before returning the defective drive, you will need to secure a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) approval number from SimpleTech and furnish any invoices or documentation regarding the data recovery company's services


or if its a usb external drive you might need a usb 3 card installed on your computer your computer might not have enough usb output power


USB 3 card will provide more power when needed to the device to gain maximum throughput and conserve power when the device is connected but is idling

http://blog.premiumusb.com/2010/09/usb-2-0-vs-usb-3-0/


these can be purchased on Ebay cheap and easy to install

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PCI-e-PCI-Express-USB3-0-Card-new-NEC-720200AF1-chipset-/330608109325?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf9c7670d


for roughly $9 or $10free postage


hope this helps



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It died, how can I retrieve my data?


If the hard drive that has failed is the same one that you are trying to recover from might the reason that you are getting this error.


This could be an issue where the part of the hard drive you are trying to access is corrupt and not accessible which would explain the reason that it would let you access the other partition.


Now I have seen cases where Malware can break the link of a Hard Drive.

So let's try a couple of steps.


Let's go back in to "Disk Management"

Lets right click on the partition that you are not able to access and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths"



Now try selecting a new Drive Letter.

This will restore the path if it has been broken.


There are also Data Recovery programs that might be very helpful to recover your important information.


Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.


Some addition links found on Google
http://www.datarecoveryreview.net/


hope this helps

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Can i download to new computer?


well not automatically most ext drives come with a software utility to make the restore function can be done with windows backup as well takes a bit of time but usually works well

May 21, 2012 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB...

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Windows 7 hp does not recognize simple tech simpledrive 96300-40001-001


Yes you need new driver, but Driver Utility can't help you. I've used it before and I can tell this driverupdate us tool is x100 times better. Take a look and enjoy

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I coonect it to my visat windows laptop or xp windows desktop, getteing statement to install a software or driver. i dont know how to fix this... please tell me the way. my portable drive is simple tech...


if you are having trouble with your drivers
here is a general look at the drivers and how to update them
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver hope this helps

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Going from dell ms os to apple mac


In applications find a folder called Utilities, in there find and select disk utility connect the simple drive and when it shows up in the left side of the window select it and there will an option to formatt it

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Installation of an usb flash memory 2.0


What operating system are you using? If xp/vista it should do it automatically. If 98 then you will need to get drivers from the makers website ;)

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SimpleDrive external USB Disk Drive


You may not see any icon on desktop but should see "found new hardware" at the bottom right by the time. Right click My Computer and click Manage. Under Storage click Disk Management. You should find your drive here. If its a new drive, no letter may be assigned or it may not be partitioned or formatted yet. Right click on the drive to format it and to assign a drive letter. If its already formatted and works on other computers, let me know because it could be a USB error or faulty cable.

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