20 Most Recent SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0 60GB 5400rpm 480Mbps USB 2.0 USB 2.0 External (STIUSB2560FT) Hard Drive Questions & Answers


You should be able to get some at best buy or radioshack or online.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Apr 21, 2015


Yes you need new driver, but Driver Utility can't help you. I've used it before and I can tell this driverupdate us tool is x100 times better. Take a look and enjoy

SimpleTech... | Answered on Oct 27, 2014


in XP click start all programs accessories system tools you should see back up after the back up finishes windows will tell you your computer back up was successfull
also you could right click on the back up file select properties this will tell you how many GB were used
also you might use the easy transfer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer Windows Easy Transfer
hope this helps

SimpleTech... | Answered on Nov 14, 2011


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
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
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,

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 also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
if this fails to fix the problem

you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps

a cnet rview
Pros: Lots of space, very low price, doesn't require outside power
Cons: Sometimes stops working, no firewire (but still a quick transfer speed)
Summary: This doesn't require outside power, but sometimes you need to hook it up to 2 USB ports. The USB cable has 2 heads. Sucks when I only have 3 USB ports on my laptop.

Also sometimes it spontaneously stops communicating with the computer. I don

SimpleTech... | Answered on Oct 04, 2011


This is a common problem with external drives, I have had it happen to Segate, WD, and a few off brand drives. Usually when one of these drives gets flaky, you have 2 options:

1. do a google search on your particular model on how to remove the drive from the case, then install in a desktop computer
2. use disk recovery software to attempt retrieval of files

The first on will work if there is a problem with the driver interface to usb board that is built into your device. By installing in a desktop, you are bypassing this potentially bad part. This step will also make the 2nd option run faster if you have to resort to it.

A good rule of thumb on these devices is to never have only 1 copy of the data.

Good luck retrieving your data!
John Vickers

SimpleTech... | Answered on Aug 12, 2011


im not familiar with this NIT back up
have you tried running the chkdsk utility
click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start should schedule this task when restart
do not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage your computer

http://www.nit-solutions.net/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

http://www.nit-solutions.net
hope this will help you

SimpleTech... | Answered on Aug 10, 2011


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.

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SimpleTech... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011


weak

SimpleTech... | Answered on May 13, 2011


The hard disk inside it doesn't responds to the controller - hardware failure, the disk has failed.
Nothing can fix that, your unit is truly dead and you need a new one.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Apr 30, 2011


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

SimpleTech... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011


Many Verbatim hard drive models with a FireWire interface come “Mac formatted” – pre-formatted for immediate use with Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS. They are formatted as HFS+, the preferred format when using the drive exclusively with Mac OS computers.
Note: A Mac-formatted drive will not mount on a Windows PC.
If you plan to use a Mac-formatted hard drive only with computers running Mac OS, you can leave it formatted as it comes from the factory. However, if you plan to use your hard drive with computers running Windows, or with both Mac OS and Windows computers, you should reformat your Verbatim hard drive before saving data to it. Generally, for use with both Mac OS and Windows you should format to FAT32, and for use strictly with Windows you should format to NTFS. More information about these two format types is given below.
FAT32 FAT32 is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista. FAT32 can also be read by Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
Limitations: Maximum file size is limited to 4TB. Furthermore, using the formatting tools included with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista users will not be able to create partition sizes larger than 32GB (though they can access these larger partitions). This limitation does not apply to other supported operating systems. Furthermore, Verbatim provides a FAT32 format utility (see further below for download instructions) that eliminates the 32GB partition limitation.
FAT32 is a good choice if you’ll be using your Verbatim hard drive with older computers running Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, or Windows Me, or if you’ll be using it with both Windows and Mac OS computers.
NTFS NTFS is compatible with the following Windows operating systems: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. NTFS usually results in higher performance than FAT32, and will permit users to create partition sizes larger than 32GB, and file sizes larger than 4TB.
Limitations: NTFS is not compatible with Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, or Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS.
NTFS is a good choice if you will be using your Verbatim hard drive only with one or more computers running Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Windows Vista. This is also a good choice if you plan to store files larger than 4TB, such as digital video files.

Per: http://www.verbatim.com/downloads/format.cfm

Good Luck
cbinny1

SimpleTech... | Answered on Apr 12, 2011


when a hard drive makes any sort of noise that sounds bad, it usually is. this hard drive has probably suffered catastrophic damage. i don't think you have any other option.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


You will need a 12V, 2A tip positive power supply. You can purchase a power supply from many places. If you are under warranty, please call HitachiGST Tech Support M-F 8AM to 6PM PST at 1.888.426.5214 and a technician will be happy to help you.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011


Hi sir, Fewer Portable HDD's wont support Front side USB port so choose different USB port sure it wil work i prefer BACKSIDE of your system :)

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011

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