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How do i get a copy of the manual?


You may find the info you need here. Hard drives come with the barest of information
http://www.hgst.com/support/faqs/external-drives-faqs/simpletech-faqs/simpledrive-pininfarina-faqs
It does not appear they offer the manual on the site.

Jan 18, 2015 | SimpleTech 500GB SIMPLEDRIVE EXT HD-USB...

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Power supply


I THINK THERE IS NO POWER ADAPTER COMES WITH THIS DIVICE IT ACTUALLY PULLS IN POWER FROM USB U JUST NEED TO FIND THE POWEWR CABLE FROM THE USB .

Dec 17, 2011 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 500GB...

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I would like to find out the voltage and amperage of the simpletech 500gb external hard drive, I need to replace the power cord. thanks alot greg holland greg.holland@sbcglobal.net


The Pinafarina unit requires 5 volts DC at 1 ampere.

This link will take you directly to the PDF user guide for your unit in case you misplaced it.

Hope that's helpful.

Jan 01, 2011 | SimpleTech 500GB SIMPLEDRIVE EXT HD-USB...

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Six month old Simpletech 500 GB ext. drive not recognized


I had the exact same problem. Solved by removing Simpletech drive from the 'flashy-box'. Unplugged drive from internals and threw the 'Pinnaferrina' case away and installed it on my motherboards extra sata plugin site (if it has one). If you open your computer case it should be labled on the Motherboeard as such. Mine has four. On the first attempt when I started the computer i Had no OS system showing on first boot-up. Shut off computer and power and shifted SATA (RED Cable) to another Sata plug on Motherboard and it booted right up and I had the drive back. You will need a longer Sata cable than the attached to the Simpletech drive and a power cable that matches the one on the Simletech . Forget looking for the drivers on the net and the Simpletech web site was no use.

Oct 10, 2009 | SimpleTech 500GB SIMPLEDRIVE EXT HD-USB...

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External no longer recognized


Right click My Computer, Properties, then click on Device Manager.
Select Disk Drives then on tab menu Action, Add legacy hardware. Go through the setup and use CD's that came with Hard Drive otherwise search company site for drivers.

Oct 05, 2009 | SimpleTech 500GB SIMPLEDRIVE EXT HD-USB...

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I have a 500gb simpletech hard drive that I have lost the power adaptor. I need to know what size to buy.


The simplest way is to ask SimpleTech
Your Part number: PRO500Q
Customer Support Phone Number Tel: (949) 477-7700
(6:30AM-5:30PM PST Mon-Fri)

or send them a tech support request at...
http://www.simpletech.com/webspeed/webtech/indextech.php

Aug 11, 2009 | SimpleTech 500GB SIMPLEDRIVE EXT HD-USB...

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Freezing


Maybe some bad sector in there. You should do a disk scan to check that.

Jun 24, 2009 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 500GB...

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500Gb SimpleTech Ext Drive No Power


Hello.
It sounds like you might have a problem with the power supply.
I have seen MANY external hard drives with failing power supplies. Take it to the store you purchased it from for a check up, it should still be under warrantee if its only 3 months old.
Good Luck!

Jun 17, 2009 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 500GB...

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PC cant detect my Simpletech 500gb hard drive (pininfarina design)


SOMETIME WHEN THE RAM IS LESS THE ADDITIONAL DRIVES ARE NOT READ WHEREAS THEY ARE SHOWN AS AVAILABLE, BUT WHEN YOU CLICK ON THAT , THE PC HANGS....SO FIRST CHECK HOW MUCH RAM YOU ARE USING, IF IT IS LESS THEN UPGRADE IT BY MINIMUM 1 GB TO PERFORM THIS TASK

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