Question about Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 250GB USB 20 Portable External SDM250RW (Red Wine) 250 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

I can't get my laptop to recognize the mini drive when I plug it in

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Hitachi Master
  • 27,725 Answers

Click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
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

Posted on May 28, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

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.
the service is completely free 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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

PC does not recognize G-Drive mini triple


Make sure your PC supports USB 3.0. There is also an On/Off switch available at the back. Do check it also.

If the problem still persists, contact the drive manufacturer here for instant support:

http://support.g-technology.com/support/g-drive-mini

They have manuals and troubleshooting guide there that'll help you in further exploring the problem and resolving it on your own.

Hope it helps!!

Feb 16, 2014 | G Tech nology GDM4 250 X 250GB G-DRIVE...

1 Answer

Driver for hp mini 1034-NR, because doesn't detect the hdd


Drivers for hard drives are automatically initialized unless you are setting this up as RAID. If your drive is not being recognized in a machine, plug it into another laptop or desktop or dock to rule out the controller or cable being an issue.

Enter your BIOS setup to determine if it's being recognized by the system. If not, your drive is most likely faulty.

Dec 11, 2013 | Toshiba MK6028GAL 60 GB EIDE Hard Drive

1 Answer

Hp mini black screen w/ cursor blinking


Sounds like the hard drive isn't working. check in the setup bios of the machine to make sure it is recognized as the main boot device. It should be second in order so that a flash drive could start it up if plugged in. It would be third if you have a CD which minis usually don't. If it lost the date/time and settings, the backup battery is bad and needs replaced.

Mar 13, 2013 | HP Mini Computers & Internet

2 Answers

My HP DV9740US laptop will only recognize one external hard drive at a time. When i plug in another external hard drive it'll make the sound that it's recognized but won't show up in My...


you may have to assign a letter to the unseen drive manually: goto start menu and right click on my computer/ select manage/ select storage/ select disk management/ right click on the drive in question and select change drive letter and paths/ then give it an unassigned letter and that should do it. hope this helps:)

Jul 28, 2011 | HP Pavilion DV9740US Laptop

1 Answer

My pc and laptop not detect my Maxtor OneTouch III Mini External 100GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive R01E100 what can i do please help me soon as possible


Good Day Anantsharma8!

If your PC and Laptop can not detect your external hard drive, I do suggest you check its usb cable. A substitute cable will confirm if your current usb cable is faulty or has an open wire.

Most common reason why the external hard drive is not recognize by PC or Laptop is due to loose connection of the hard disk inside the connectors of the enclosure.

Anantsharma8, if you have a small precision screw, I recommend you open the enclosure of the external hard drive. Remove the front face where usb and power plug connects, then slide it out to expose the hard disk also. You will see two connectors. These are the ones that always loosen. Please disconnect both the connectors and then connect it again properly. Put the hard disk back, close the enclosure and try to connect again with your PC or laptop via usb cable.




Good Luck! I hope that it will soon recognize your external hard drive.

Jun 10, 2011 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition R01E100...

2 Answers

When i turn my laptop on it say no boot device enter boot device and press any key i havent got one could i reset my hp mini lapotop and start fresh with it?


The "no boot device" error is caused by the system not recognizing your hard drive. The drive has failed in some way and the laptop can no longer read from it. You will need to replace the hard drive before you can reload your laptop.

Mar 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Transfered contents to a terabyte drive weeks ago. Not recognized


thats a file system related problem, try to download this file systems repair tool, let see if work. download data recovery wizard tool from this link. http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/download.htm

Apr 13, 2010 | Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 250GB USB 20...

1 Answer

Other computers dont recognize my Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini


Please Make sure you External Hard disk USB cable is working correctly. Your cable is probably having partial contact, so try another cable

May 30, 2009 | Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition 120GB...

1 Answer

My computer will not recognize my mini media


You can reset it but the easiest way to explain how to do
this is by getting the manual.
http://userguides.50webs.com/mini_media.htm

Aug 14, 2008 | Hasbro Massively Mini Media Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hitachi SimpleDrive Mini 250GB USB 20 Portable External SDM250RW (Red Wine) 250 GB Hard Drive Logo

96 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hitachi Computers & Internet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Fotis Papastamatiou

Level 2 Expert

96 Answers

steve morris
steve morris

Level 3 Expert

1675 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...