Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive Pininfarina 320GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Blue
This is my second drive in less than a year. The first one failed approx 3 mos after purchase, and was replaced under warranty. Now, the second one has apparently failed. Although it powers up ok, it is no longer recognized by my WinXP computer. It also is VERY warm to the touch.
It had been working fine through a USB hub. Removing the hub and plugging the drive directly into the computer does not have any affect on access.
It still shows up in the device manager and is reported to be operating correctly, but does not show up as a drive in "My Computer."
One other external drive - another brand, and several years old - continues to work fine through the hub.
Based on my readings of the post here it appears that SimpleTech, at least as far as this particular model of drive is concerned, is selling a product with a short service life.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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