Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0 60GB 5400rpm 480Mbps USB 2.0 USB 2.0 External (STIUSB2560FT) Hard Drive

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USB external hard drive driver

Where can I download a driver for SimpleDrive USB external hard drive-model 96300-40001-001 for win Vista?
Thank you, Ed

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  • mikey9000001 May 19, 2008

    my computer wont recognize my external hardive

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  • cassandra_s Aug 07, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I looked on their website but they only have a win98 driver. The device works fine and is immediately recognized on my XP desktop but my vista laptop won't recognize it no matter what I do. Please somone help us find a driver or another solution... other than sending it somewhere to recover info or copying it to my desktop and then onto another newer device... if we wanted to go through all that we certainly would have done it already.

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    Same issue

  • darealzg Sep 13, 2008

    having the same problem

  • superl337 Sep 13, 2008

    ditto to cassandra_s

    don't even bother trying the win98 driver install.  It won't work make any sense on a vista (yes I tried it x.x)

  • poguemahone Dec 31, 2008

    Same problem, My desktops with xp died and I wanted to get the info off my external hardrive using my laptop w/ Vista. Can't find a driver.

  • Quixote100 Mar 28, 2009

    Have a 250 GB external hard drive (Simple Drive 96300-40001-001) that my HP Pavilion running Vista doesn´t recognize. Looked at Simple Tech´s site and only has a driver for Windows 98 SE. How can I get this hard drive recognized by Vista? Does enybody have a driver for Vista?


  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    i cannot access my verbatim external hard drive. whenever i put on my win 7 it says do you want to format? i say yes and at the end doesn't finished it. what can i do? how can i format and to use it then. thank you

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If you go into Computer Management and go to Storage > Disk Management. You'll see the partition there. Right click on it and assign it a drive letter. You will be able to access it from there.

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SimpleTech Tech Support gave me the following instructions this afternoon and it worked for me on my computer running Vista.
Start>Ctrl Panel>User Accounts. Select the option "Turn User Account Control On or Off". (You will probably get the security prompt that asks you to "continue" if you started this "continue".) Locate and UNCHECK the checkbox beside "Use User Account Control (UAC) to protect your computer. Click ok. You will be asked to restart your computer. It worked like a gem for me...hope it does for you too!

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