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Simpletech 500 gb external usb drive

I connected the drive to my Dishnetwork satilite box and now when I connect it to my desktop or laptop it dosent show the drive, the usb reconized when I plugged it in but you dont see it in my computer or when you look at sync/backup software, is there a way to formatt the drive

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  • deb2david May 09, 2008

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, I spoke with manufacture this morning and they basicly said the same with the following directions.

    Partitioning Instructions

    This process will only work if you are using Win2000, WinXP, or Vista .

    If you have put any data on the drive that you need, please copy it to a different data storage device and ensure the integrity of the data before proceeding with the following steps.



    Then under STORAGE click on DISK MANAGEMENT

    The drive may need to be initialized first. Right Click on Disk # to do this if the wizard doesn’t appear by itself.

    On the bottom right you should find your drive listed

    It should show Healthy

    RIGHT CLICK on the area that is listed as HEALTHY

    Choose DELETE PARTITION and YES to continue

    Then you should see the entire space of the drive as Unallocated


    Choose NEW PARTITION, this will open the NEW PARTITION WIZARD

    Leave the selection on Primary Partition and click next.

    The next screen will allow you to enter the size you want for the partition.

    After selecting the size you can just click next accepting all defaults, no additional changes are needed.

    The drive will be reformatted and repartitioned which will take a few minutes.

    Now repeat the process, starting from the New Partition step, for any additional partitions you choose to make.


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The external hard drive can be fomatted by :

Open the my computer, in the my computer or explorer window you should see the drive letter for the external drive.

Right click on the drive you will get the popup menu.

In that select the format option.

But always use NTFS file formatting system.NTFS provides several advantages over FAT32, including support for larger ile sizes.

Use the full format option.

Wait for sometime, until the format is completed.

Then you are good to go.

Good Luck.

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