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Verbatim SmartDisk FireLite 160GB FW Portable Hard Drive

One moment my Verbatum worked and the next all reference to it (my computer) has disappeared. For a while I kept getting an error "USB not recognized" but now I don't even get that. In the device manager there is no "Mass Storage device". I have a lot of data on it that I need to recover.

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Two possible causes. One is the usb ports on the computer are the problem or the usb in the drive itself.

First try the drive on a differant port and on a differant computer. If it works then the problem is the usb ports on your computer. If not then it is the smartdisk.

If you contact the store or verbatim they may replace the drive if you have warrenty but you have a slim to none chance of seeing your data again. You may be able to get Verbatim to say they will recover it but don't count on that or on them actually doing it.

These external drives use a normal hard drive inside a case with a usb interface. The drives are pretty reliable but the usb interface does fail. What I have done to recover files from these drives is to use a external usb drive case. These are the case and the usb interface you buy and then you can put in what ever hard drive you want to. These cases can be pretty cheap $20 and up.

What you need to do or get someone to do for you is to take the hard drive out of the verbatim case and put it into the new external usb case. Once that is in then you will have full acess to your data again.

If you want to try this it really is a simple thing to do. You just need a set of jewllers screw drivers or eyeglass screwdrivers. There will be one connector on the drive itself. The hard part might be takign apart the verbatim case. They may hide the screw(s) under a label on the ends by the connectors.

If you want to contemplate doing this yourself then do a search for External Disk Drive Assembly Instructions you should find several pages that show how to do this and several videos. Here is a link to one on youtube (there are lots more on there)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_OPoZl8jZI

This won't be your model but other than the shape and color of the cases USB drives are all the same.

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MY COMPUTER DIED. HOW DO I TRANSFER THE FILES FROM MY VERBATIM SMARTDISC FIRELITE 160 GB, USBFLB160' TO ANOTHER COMPUTER? THANKS...........................JOHN NICKERSON


It depends on how you copied your files to the SmartDisk.
If you used the "normal" method of copying files/folders in Windows, then just connect it to the new computer.
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Below is the link for the FireLite 160GB portable HD. Drivers are only needed for win98. 2000/xp/vista are plug and play. The manuals are included at this link.

http://www.verbatim.com/support/support.cfm?part_number=firelite+160gb+usb&x=56&y=11

Additionally, there could be a problem with power supply. A switch is on the back...USB or EXT. EXT is for an external supply. (http://www.verbatim.com/products/detail.cfm?product_id=38819801-1143-3415-5FE3682C49A8E37F&cat_id=3883B708-1143-3415-5FB9F3C74069A098) USB is naturally for a USB cable. Clicking might indicate low power when using USB. Switch to the external adapter or get a USB cable with two connectors for the computer (the extral cable draws more power),

good luck.

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Most people find that when they plug the Verbatim 160gb hard drive into their computer it won't show up. I fixed mine and it works great! As part of my question yesterday I thought it to be a formatting issue and it is. This hard drive is pre-formatted for Apple and not Windows so if you are using Windows you are going to have to reformat the HDD. It's not difficult, just takes some time. It took me about 15 minutes to find the solution.

Ok, bare with me as I did this half asleep and with some trial and error until I figured it out.

First, right click on the "my computer" shortcut on your desktop and click on "manage." Should be about the 4th option down from the top. Once you click on "manage" find "storage" on the directory tree to the left and then click on "disk management." Once you click on this you will see 3 window panes to include the directory on the left. On the bottom pane you will see your drives and one that says "unallocated" and "not initialized." Click on that drive to initialize it. Once it says "online" right click to format. Mine about an hour or so. Once it is done formatting it should work.

If you have any problems or need more clarification email me at Mitty140@gmail.com and I will work it again on my drive for more complete instructions.

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That model doesn't have an external power supply port.

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