20 Most Recent SimpleTech Signature Mini 160GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - Dark Blue Blueberry Questions & Answers

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SimpleTech... • Answered on Jul 02, 2020

did you try different usb ports?

SimpleTech... • Answered on Dec 23, 2014

Go to recycle bin and restore.

SimpleTech... • Answered on Apr 04, 2014

Plug the external hard drive into your laptop or desktop computer.

Most external hard drives do this through a cable connecting the hard drive to the USB outlet on a computer.

Plug your external hard drive into a wall outlet if it receives power from an AC adapter rather than your computer.

Click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, and open the external hard drive.

It will be located under the USB connecting drive, which is labeled with a letter ranging from "E:" to "K:".

Open the folder on your external hard drive where you would like to save the photographs.

usually in my documents my pictures or if you want to save them to a specific spot so as not get them mixed up.

Create a folder if one is not present right click in my documents select new folder and name it lets say my pics 1

Move this window to the bottom right corner of your screen to be used in future steps.

Open the folder on your home computer where the files are being stored that you wish to transfer to the external hard drive.

These may be on the desktop, in "My Documents" or elsewhere in your computer.

If you are unsure where they are located, you can always search for them by file name by going to "Start" then "Search."

Right-click on the photo file, and select "Cut."

Click on the window showing your hard drive files to bring it into use on the screen.

Right-click on the white space in the window where you would like to transfer the files, and select "Paste."

Your files have now been deleted from their original location and transferred to your external hard drive in the folder you selected

hope this helps

SimpleTech... • Answered on Sep 27, 2012

make sure the lead/s that attach to your hard drive are securely seated if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it click start control panel administration 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 hope this helps

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red xright click to reinstall drivers or

if you can see your usb but its not workingports(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

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 if you need help obtaining the usb card post a reply hope this helps

SimpleTech... • Answered on Feb 14, 2012

Try to reformat the driver using your computer to resolve the problem...after reformatting it...try re-plug it again to the usb port. If the notification still exist...that will be version incompatibility...you need to update the usb port driver...
Go to the website of the motherboard name and download the new updated version of the usb driver...If your motherboard is msi...go to msi website...something like that

SimpleTech... • Answered on Sep 21, 2011

Check the health of your drive with http://www.hdsentinel.com/

If it checks out ok try to save your data with http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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SimpleTech... • Answered on Jul 19, 2011

Last hope attempt: dismantle the casing and extract the actual disk from inside it; put it in a desktop and see if it's recognized there. If even that fails then the disk is dead, time for a new one.

SimpleTech... • Answered on Jul 07, 2011

I have the same exact hard drive. At times, it can be detected. Sometimes, it can not.
Try to get another usb cable and wait a little longer for it to be recognized by the computer.
I waited for about 10 minutes before I can get access to my files.

SimpleTech... • Answered on Mar 11, 2011

You are using the correct connection, the external power supply is powering the drive, so the USB cable is just handling data. I believe the message may be telling you that you will get faster performance using a USB 2.0 connection, it is probably sensing that your computer's USB port is USB 1.1.

SimpleTech... • Answered on Feb 24, 2011

It could be a couple issues. The Signature Mini ships with FAT32, and the file size limitation is 4GB, so if you are trying to copy files larger than this, it could be an issue. Another possibility is that the drive is formatted NTFS, which the Mac can read OK, but cannot write to it. If you want to use the drive cross-platform, then you might want to set it up for cross-platform use. p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } To format the drive for cross-platform use, make sure that you have backed up all your data from the drive as formatting will destroy any data on the drive. First, connect the drive to your Mac, and open Disk Utility. Then select your drive on the left side of the window and choose the Partition Tab. Then change the Current Partition drop-down menu to 1 partition and click on the Options button. A new window will appear where you will choose Master Boot Record (MBR), then click OK. Then choose Free Space from the Format drop-down menu, click Apply, then OK. Your drive will now appear unformatted. Then choose the Erase tab, choose FAT32 as the Format, name your drive (you will be limited to 11 characters), and click Erase, then OK. Your drive will then appear on the desktop formatted for cross-platform use, and you can copy the data you need to move to your PC and then connect the drive to your PC.

SimpleTech... • Answered on Feb 17, 2011

You might try a different cable or use a USB "Y" cable to supply enough powere for the drive to work, as some computers have difficulty providing enough power from a single port. If you need more help, 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 Feb 02, 2011

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