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My computer does not recognize my external hard drive

Computer: MacBook  2.1 OS  X 10.5.8 
Ext. Hard drive:  WD2500

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Try the device on another PC. if it works then you have a issue with you PC,

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My WD2500 external hard drive is not showing on my computer


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The biggest misconception about the externals is that you have to first format them which is outlined in the instruction manual. The formatting takes a few minutes. Once it is completed the drive will be linked to the computer and you will see it in the formatting window and also in My Computer.

When you format the drive you will also be able to choose which letter the drive will be under. Make sure no other device is assigned the same letter.

If you assign the same letter to two different devices, you may have a conflict and your system will not recognize one of them.

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My drive is not recognized


I've had this problem before.

I tried a different cord and it started working again. Additionally i've had this work for me (see below)

Try This:


  1. Unplug all USB devices
  2. Turn off Ext Hard drive
  3. Shut down computer
  4. Power on ext hard drive (then wait like 1 min)
  5. Turn on computer
  6. Wait for windows to finish loading
  7. Plug in the USB cord from the ext hard drive to your computer (may take up to a minute for computer to recognize it)
  8. If it doesn't recognize it then keep trying it in different USB ports
If it still won't recognize get all the latest windows update and reboot. If that doesn't solve your issue try your external hard drive on some other computers, check to see if drive needs special drivers installed (which most don't).

From SimpleTech's website: "1) I have the drive plugged in but I cannot find the drive in "My Computer", why?
The most likely cause would be not enough power provided by a single USB port on your computer. Unplug the portable drive from the cable and unplug the cable from the computer. Now, plug the cable into 2 USB ports directly on your computer. (If you have a desktop, you should plug the USB cable directly into the USB ports on the back of the computer. If this is a laptop, you should plug directly into a USB ports on the computer. Do not plug into a USB hub or docking station). Then plug the drive into the cable. In a few seconds you should see the drive listed in the "My Computer" window as a SimpleDrivePS."

If all that fails you need to RMA (Return to Manufacturer) your external hard drive. Most hard drives have a pretty decent warranty on them. Your simpletech 250GB has a 3 year warranty on it. Info on the warranty can be found at http://www.simpletech.com/support/warranty/. If you want to RMA it, click the "Technical Support / RMA Request" on the left hand side of that page.

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dear ramroot


enter device manager by type devmgmt.msc, select universal serial bus (USB), you can see what problem at USB, right click to conflict port delete the port who's conflict.
restart your computer.


trying to connect your ext. Harddisk again



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