Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

2 Answers

Why wont it work?

When I plug my SimpleTech SimpleDrive portable 160 GB external hard drive into my iBook G4, it doesn't show up on my desktop. It just keeps on clicking, and I can't seem to figure out why its not doing anything. Does this have to do with the power supply?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    I have a 80 gb simpletech portable hard drive. I plug it in and I can move the info onto it, but I don't know how to get the info transferred to a different computer? Mine never say anything?

  • lbacker1999 May 11, 2008

    When I plug my SimpleTech SimpleDrive portable 160 GB external hard drive into my DVD Player USB input, it doesn't show me the Navigator Menu. It just keeps on clicking, and I can't seem to figure out why its not doing anything. It has a same problem using the power supply.

  • mbrk May 27, 2008

    Please describe the specifics of your problem below. We'll add
    your post as a comment to magmaswank's Why wont it work? problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • magmaswank Jun 11, 2008

    Actually, I figured out the solution on my own. Its far more simple than that. It has a two pronged USB cord for a reason, you have to plug both ends into two adjacent USB ports in order for it to work.

  • Mike Thorpe Jun 13, 2008

    Hard Drive Does not show up as a Drive in my computer.... Hard drive shows up in device manager but it will not show up as an additional hard disk drive in my computer... Hard drive spins but does will not pull up any info on the computer..

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The problem is that "simple" has NTFS format to acheive the MAX speed. In order to be compatible between
PC and MAC and other the external devices like DVD player with USB input , the disk should be reformated to FAT32.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 114 Answers

Doesn't seem that "Simple" if you ask me. I don't think PC hard disks are compatible with Mac's. you might have to get a Mac compatible External HD.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My computer will not recognize the drive. Does it have to be connect to a power supply? I have it connected to a usb port


Windows 7 does not recognize SimpleTech 250GB external USB drive ...

answers.microsoft.com/...does-not-recognize-simpletech-250gb/f7ceccd0...
Just bought a new computer, running Win 7. Drive worked fine on Win XP. ... Windows 7 does not recognize SimpleTech 250GB external USB drive ... I find it hard to believe that a external USB 2.0 drive can't work with Win 7. There must be ...

SimpleTech dvi hdmi pc Hard Drives Questions & Answers ...

www.fixya.com > Forum > Tags > dvi hdmi pc > Hard Drives
Question about SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive ... Question about250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive ... my PC does not recognize the external drive 96300-40001-001 Driver Problem: Check whether ..

Dec 18, 2015 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive 250 GB External USB...

1 Answer

How do you use the simpletech 160 gb ext drive with a macbook pro or a macbook


Your external HDD must be MAC OS compatible.
I've it is compatible, just plug it in and it should pop-up

Jun 08, 2011 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB...

1 Answer

My hard drive quit showing up on my mac desktop and i am not able to access any of the files. the red light still turns on when i plug it in but thats it. i tried plugging it into a pc to see if it would...


It sounds like the hard drive died.. If it won't show up on two different operating systems, then it's more than a simple computer reboot. You may want to try a local repair store and see if they have any luck backing up the drive.

Jun 01, 2011 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB...

1 Answer

SimpleTech SimpleDrive 640 GB external USB harddrive wont turn on


Loose connection inside the Drive case. Remove drive and check internal wiring.

Dec 23, 2009 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 500GB...

1 Answer

My Verbatim 320GB portable drive will not work with my iBook G4


Called Verbatim support and they said it is a power issue. They will send you a USB Y cable to get power from both USB ports. Hope it works.

Jun 29, 2009 | Verbatim 160GB USB FireLite: The "drive...

1 Answer

Simpletech 250GB STORAGE S


try plugging your HD into another desktop/laptop to see if your HD is functioning well on a different computer. Could be the USB cable problem. 

Feb 01, 2009 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB...

1 Answer

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.

Nov 07, 2007 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive...

Not finding what you are looking for?
SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

241 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SimpleTech Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Arcadian Duran
Arcadian Duran

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Gareth Cockram
Gareth Cockram

Level 3 Expert

657 Answers

Are you a SimpleTech Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...