20 Most Recent SimpleTech 120GB SIMPLEDRIVE PORTABLE USB 2.0 DESIGNED BY PININFARINA 120 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers

if the plug is getting loose you probably can't repair it
the only thing you can do is to open the plastic case, remove the hard disk and put it in a new enclosure.
emove the hard disk from the plastic case and put it in a new

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Jul 29, 2017

USB - unplug then plug back in. then right click open check properties make sure you set "security" to read & wite & modify or FULL ACCESS.

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Feb 07, 2015

You must download the new Windows

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Sep 04, 2013

Windows 7 seems to have a lot of issues with external hard drives and any usb attached devices
Click start control panel administrate tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes

Automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in one box then select check now start then after its finished return and tick the other box you should not

do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
i have found the best results ticking in one box the returning after it has finished then ticking the other box

it might take some time depending on the size of your disk but be patient

the next works on usb data / pen drives im not sure on external hard drives

Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7

you might have to alternate doing this repeatedly until the problem is resolved

and i have found that leaving the a usb data drive plugged in and restarting my computer W7 my usb drive will work again (strange)
whatever works

hope it helps

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Nov 06, 2012

downloading program is the easiest way....search by google or by torrent engine if you do have one...there's a lot of program that can be download in torrent...and it'e for free...if you dont have torrent engine...search by google type TORRENT ENGINE FREE DOWNLOADER...pick the latest version....and then download it and install it....when you're done with that...you can now download any programs that you want for free... :)

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Dec 01, 2011

did you purchase the storage sync program youmight not be able to download that version again unless you pay for it
if you can or want another free backup utility
save this to a document then click on it to open and download second back up free edition


hope this helps

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Nov 13, 2011

hi balkanhope
Save information on a separate hd and wait for folowing operations to be successfull : format your Pininfarina in FAT 32 . Copy data back to Pininfarina . Connect Pininfarina to Mac and proceed further on .
Best regards ,
fanaudi .

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Aug 18, 2011

12VDC, 1.5A external power adapter Well that is what this page says, it's not your 120GB drive but unsure if it's no the same model maybe. However all external HDD that need a power supply should be needing 12 volts, as they are just internal drives mounted in a shell and some simple circuitry to power and connect it.

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Jul 06, 2011

click start control panel system security tab in that back up my computer in windows7or click start all programs accessories system tools you should see back up in xp
depending which operating sytem you are using this may vary click start control panel you should see system security tab in that back up then windows will ask for a back up DESTINATION location you can select either dvd or another device in windows7or all programs accessories system tools you should see back up in xp 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
hope this helps

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011

First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine. try it in different usb ports. Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers. then check. Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check. Also locate the below key and make sure it's value is 3 not 4. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor make sure start value is 3 not 4. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011

Simpletechs have a three year warranty so if your drive is newer than that it is covered. You can go to www.simpletech.com (they are really hitachi drives) for details on warranty repair. If you are sure its not covered the case can be opened and inside you will find a SATA drive and you can buy a new SATA external enclosure for 19.99 at Radioshack. This includes the circuit board, cable, and new case.

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Jun 05, 2010

Check the file system the drive is using under Disk Utilities.

It has probably been formatted as NTFS since you're able to read the files but not write them.

You'll need to Erase the drive under disk utilities and give it the MS-Dos format in order to write files to the drive. If you're ONLY going to use it on a mac then choose Journaled.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Nov 23, 2009

  1. Step 1 Plug the drive into a USB port that you know is working on a separate computer to make sure that the port itself is not causing the problem. Place the drive back into the original USB port if it remains undetectable on another system.
  2. Step 2 206565_thumb.jpg Mapping a Network Drive Open the "Start" menu and click on "My Computer" to bring up a new window that lists all of the drives connected to your computer. Take note of the letters assigned to the drives connected to your computer. Click on the blue button at the top left end of the window labeled "Map a Network Drive." Click "Continue" if a second window pops up asking for your permission to open the new menu.
  3. Step 3 206574_thumb.jpg Network Drive Mapping Menu Click the "Drive" button at the top of the new window. Select a drive letter from the drop-down menu that is not already in use, such as "Z" or "M." Click on the "Browse" button and locate the USB flash drive that your computer hasn't been detecting. Click on the drive and then click the "OK" button.
  4. Step 4 206578_thumb.jpg Control Panel Click the "Finish" button to close the window and map the USB flash drive to your computer. Restart the computer and then return to the "My Computer" menu and check to see if the USB flash device is usable. Navigate to the "Start" menu if the device still isn't working properly, and open "Control Panel."
  5. Step 5 206581_thumb.jpg Administrative Tools Click the "Administrative Tools" link in the Control Panel menu. Click "Continue." Double-click the "Computer Management" link at the top of the menu. Click the "Disk Management" button at the left side of the window to bring up a list of drives on the computer. Right-click the USB flash drive and choose the "Format" option. Click "Start" and wait for the formatting process to finish. Restart the computer and then attempt to use the USB flash drive again.


SimpleTech 120GB... | Answered on Sep 17, 2009

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