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SimpleTech hard drive not found by my computer

I bought a 500GB simpletech external hard drive, and it is supposed to be plug and play. But i power it and plug it in and nothing happens
i went to my computer... nothing
i did a search... nothing
as far as my 3 computers are concerened, the hard drive doesnt exist
i tried 3 different computer
2 XP's and a Vista
doesnt work
Help?

[in the "product" section its says 250GB but the one i have is 500GB

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  • undertakekan Oct 12, 2008

    SimpleTech 500GB USB2.0

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    same ******* problem

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You might need to initialize the drive.

Right click on “My Computer” or “Computer” on Vista.
Select “Manage”
On the next screen select “Disk Management”
In the lower middle section you should be able to find your drive.
It will show up as Disk 1 or Disk 2….depending on how many drives you have in your computer.
If you click on the area that says Disk # you should get and option to “initialize drive”.
Also to the right it should show the allocation information for the drive. If it says “unallocated” then the drive needs to be partitioned.
Right click on the white box next to the drive listing.
Select the option “New Partition”
This will bring up the partition wizard and you will need to step through this process.
Select a primary partition.
On the next screen accept the maximum size it will provide.
On the next screen you assign a drive letter.
On the next screen you will do the format and accept the default settings.
The formatting will start and will be busy until it is complete.
You can monitor this from the disk management window.

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This is because your bios is only configured to recognise up to 250Gb. what you need to do is download the latest bios updates for you mboard, install them on windows. then you shoud have no further problems with the HDD.

Posted on May 19, 2008

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