Question about SimpleTech 100GB SimpleDrive portable USB - black Hard Drive

1 Answer

SimpleTech 100GB SimpleDrive portable USB

I had the portable drive plugged into my laptop when the laptop shut down on me due to low battery. I unplugged the drive when this happened and my drive seems to have locked up. I have plugged it into several different computers and it is no longer recognized. It makes a sound when I first plug it in and there's a constant red light and a blue blinking light. Is there anything I can try to maybe get this drive working again?

Thanks,
Jessica

Posted by on

  • SNP Hiker Jan 21, 2009

    I have a similar problem w/my SimpleTech 500GB SimpleDrive. It started clicking loudly, so I unplugged it. Now it has locked up & I have tried plugging it in to different computers but cannot retrieve anything that was on it (all of my digital photos.) PLEASE HELP ! I have e-mailed Simple Tech twice (no reply) & have held on for tech support for over an hour (twice) with no reply.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • SimpleTech Master
  • 22,699 Answers

Sounds like the file system on the disk is now corrupt. You may need to use a recovery programme to get your files back but nothing is for free.

Posted on Jun 17, 2017

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

SOURCE: SimpleTech 250GB External Hard Drive Installation problem

I suspect it's not getting enough power from the USB cable. Might need external power.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

nicgan
  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: 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. 

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

djc664
  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: Simpletech 500 GB Hard Drive not working

The red light is an indicator of drive failure. The fall it took, especially if the drive was on at the time, could easily cause the drive to break something internally so that it will not function. I found SimpleTech drives to fail pretty easily, even when you're not dropping them. That's been my experience, anyway.

Data recovery is a very expensive proposition. If the hard drive doesn't respond to the interface as normal, they have to be pulled apart and data extracted from the internal platters. This isn't something you can do without a full safe room (dust-free, wearing special suits and all) because any dust can ruin the platter. Since it's so involved, it's usually really, really expensive. Generally, most people don't bother when it reaches that point unless it's business files (like all of your financial data, for instance).

However, if it's something you really need that bad, DriveSavers is one of the best:
http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: computer does not recognize simpletech

I have a simpletech external drive that was working, but after i disconnect it unproperlly, i was getting the message <usb not recongnize>. I called simpletech, but customer service is ****, and anyway the drive inside is a hitahi, i have another simpletech and the drive inside is a western digital, whatever...
They told be to go to best buy to make a recover, so i called and they told me it s 250$, and if they cant do it, they will send it to a labotory witch cost 1700$, crazy ******* hein?
I red about getting drivers, putting the hdd in a fridge and much more stupid thing, BUT THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE, OPEN THE CASE, UNDER THE ALLUMINIUM STICKER THERE IS 2 SCREWS, REMOVE THEM, OPEN THE CASE, TAKE THE HDD INSIDE OUT AND REMOVE THE ADAPTER CONNECTED TO THE HDD(WHERE YOU CONNECT THE USB CABLE) CAUSE THIS IS THE PART CAUSING THE PROBLEM, THE HARD DRIVE IS OK AND YOU DIDN T LOOSE NOTHING. So now what you can do is just buy a new case for laptop hard drive (with a new usb adapter included), or buy another simpleshit hdd and switch the adapter part or just buy an adapter to make your hdd an usb hdd and Voila, and after that i suggest you buy yourself a better hdd than simpleShit and make a new backup.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: simpletech 500 GB drive won't work

Open your Simpletech by removing two screws from the back --> you need to remove the label in the back, and pull the I/O card up towards you. The I/O card comes off easily.You need to buy a BYTECC USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA ADAPTER Kit ( you can buy this adapter on line, It ranges from $16 to over $30). Now connect the USB port from the adapter kit to your USB port, and plug in the Adapter kit to a 115 volt power outlet. If the hard drive is not shot, that is, you feel it spinning, you should be able to see the drive, and copy the data from your SimplechTecj drive to your PC.
Aram Dodakain
e-mail to adodakian@bakerbro.com

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When hooking up my 120 Gb external hard drive to my laptop, I noticed there was an additional power supply required, DC by the look of it. I can't seem to find the correct size of outlet, or even an...


hi

The SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable external hard drive features a USB 2.0 interface for speed and plug-and-play connectivity. The hard drive is USB -powered, so no extra power supply is needed.

please send me 4 thumbs up

Jul 16, 2011 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0...

1 Answer

SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0 60GB 5400rpm SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0 60GB wont show up


click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark?
right click to reinstall drivers
make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
hope this helps

Apr 22, 2011 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0...

1 Answer

Simpletech 96300-40001-001 bought in the US, can it be used abroad where current is 240V?


Yes. You can use it while abroad. This equipment do not use any external power source. It draws its power through the USB cord. which is standard 5 volts. However, other equipments, that is connected directly to AC must be working on 230V. For example, your are going on a trip. You take your lap top and this SimpleDrive Portable Hard Drive with you. You can connect the Portable Hard Drive to the laptop without worry. But you should check the power supply to the laptop whether it says 100V-240V. Then you are all set. Almost all laptop power supplies are equipped to work with both 110 and 220V range. Other wise you will have to get a travel adapter, which converts the 220V to 110V.

Feb 11, 2010 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0...

1 Answer

How do you use SimpleTech SimpleDrive S500U 500 GB Turbo USB 2.


http://www.simpletech.com/content/support-user-guides

That link is a page with all the user guides for simple drives. This should supply you with instructions. If you need any further help, let me know.

Jan 09, 2009 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0...

1 Answer

I have a SimpleTech Portable Drive (back-up)


I assume you're using the StorageSync software. Go here to make sure you have the latest version:

http://www.simpletech.com/support/support_downloads_storagesync1.42.php

Since I don't know what you're clicking, I can only tell you that you need to choose the "Incremental Backup" radio button at the bottom left of the Backup Window, then click the "Backup" button.

g

May 24, 2008 | SimpleTech 100GB SimpleDrive portable USB...

1 Answer

Setting Up External Hard Drive


format and install the os in hard disk then copy the itunes and iphotos

Apr 14, 2008 | SimpleTech 100GB SimpleDrive portable USB...

1 Answer

Mac does not recognize...


Haskel, Have you tried a different USB wire? Constantly remove of the cord can wear down the contacts/something is on the contacts? Check that I'll get back to you if I find anything relevant. Good Luck, Tim

Feb 07, 2007 | SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0...

Not finding what you are looking for?
SimpleTech 100GB SimpleDrive portable USB - black Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

100 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SimpleTech Computers & Internet Experts

Gareth Cockram
Gareth Cockram

Level 3 Expert

661 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Lyle Siemens
Lyle Siemens

Level 2 Expert

328 Answers

Are you a SimpleTech Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...