20 Most Recent SimpleTech 1TB SimpleDrive Pro Duo External USB 2.0/eSata II by Fabrik Hard Drive Questions & Answers


Where can I download the drivers for Windows?

Drivers are for equipment, (hardware), in or connected to your computer, ie printer, network card, usb, video card etc. Windows is pretty good at finding the drivers for them automatically but if it fails you need to go to the manufacturers web site and download the appropriate driver. Or, if the hardware came with a disk insert the disk and run the install program which should automatically install the driver. Drivers for Windows are supplied with with the operating system that you purchase from Microsoft or your local supplier.
7/1/2015 1:03:25 PM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Jul 01, 2015

Flashing white light powers up, won't connect

Try it on another PC and see if it works on that.
1/18/2014 5:34:02 PM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Jan 18, 2014

It died, how can I retrieve my data?

If the hard drive that has failed is the same one that you are trying to recover from might the reason that you are getting this error.

This could be an issue where the part of the hard drive you are trying to access is corrupt and not accessible which would explain the reason that it would let you access the other partition.

Now I have seen cases where Malware can break the link of a Hard Drive.

So let's try a couple of steps.

Let's go back in to "Disk Management"

Lets right click on the partition that you are not able to access and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths"

Now try selecting a new Drive Letter.

This will restore the path if it has been broken.

There are also Data Recovery programs that might be very helpful to recover your important information.

Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.

Some addition links found on Googlehttp://www.datarecoveryreview.net/

hope this helps

10/15/2012 12:11:47 PM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Oct 15, 2012

I have recently moved and I have a lot of AC

You will need a 12V, 2A tip positive power supply with that drive model.
8/3/2011 4:41:42 PM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Aug 03, 2011

Do you open the case? So I can replace the bad

A video guide is available on YouTube.


Let me know if you need more help.
7/6/2011 8:53:58 PM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Jul 06, 2011

I need explenation i prees

if you are referring to back up your computer:
depending on your operating system this may vary in windows7 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 or in XP click start all programs accessories system tools you should see back up then tick the box start in wizard mode next what to back up files and setings next documents and settings everyones documents and settings all information on this computer or let me choose what to back up next you will have a browse option which you can choose your usb drive or another device up after the back 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
7/5/2011 12:15:06 AM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Jul 05, 2011

Won't power on

make sure the computer ram (random access memory) is securely seated 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 hope this helps 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 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 or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive hope this helps
6/17/2011 9:30:38 PM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Jun 17, 2011

Hallo. My simple drive hitachi

This should be plug-n-play. Have you tried restarting the computer with the hard drive plugged in? If that doesn't work, I would return it.
4/14/2011 7:39:46 PM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Apr 14, 2011

All of a sudden the simpletech will not

> is the drive toast?

Either the USB-to-disk-drive adapter is broken, or the disk-drive itself is broken.

Search online for a professional "data-recovery" service; one is at www.seagate.com
They can repair your disk-drive just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.
Not inexpensive.

But, any "external" disk-drive should be used only as a "backup" for the files on your 'C:' drive.
If that is how you used it, then it should be possible to disassemble the enclosure,
and "transplant" a new, compatible, disk-drive, to "revive" your external storage-device.
12/20/2010 3:39:45 AM • SimpleTech 1TB... • Answered on Dec 20, 2010
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