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My external hard Drive DIGITAL Research just flashing

My computer doesn,t noticed it through USB!

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  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    my computer does not read my simpletech simpledrive external 320 gb hard drive what can I do? Do I need to donwload a software? if so how do I do that?

  • Homam Jul 27, 2008

    My external Digital Research 320 G external drive just flashes. The computer does not see it. Started after a power failure. The drive was on but the computer was off. Suspect a hardware failure.

  • Phil Snewin
    Phil Snewin May 11, 2010

    Please can you provide a bit more info about your PC?

    Make & Model
    Operating system
    whether USB 1.0 or 2.0
    Bios version if poss.



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I had this problem - flashing light, disk not recognised - and found it was the power supply that was at fault. It turns out that failure of LaCie transformers is very common; they will replace faulty units.

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Most of the time its the pcb which is responsible for not detection of hd in any system
also one should take into account
1 cables should be good
2 powersupply should be good
3 controller card should not be faulty.
4 any primary master slave conflict should be solved.
the suggestions in 1 2 3 4 are essential before testing a hard drive.

later a bootable cd or floppy drive helps to make us do a scandisk
or a fdisk .
if fdisk reports no hdd or fixed disks then one should be vigilant that the drive may have been lost mbr or boot recotds

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