20 Most Recent SimpleTech SimpleDrive   STI-USB235/160 160 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers

If you click on the apple logo, top left of scree, select force quit and then click eject.
Disconnect the drive and reconnect it. Wait for the drive to show in Disk Utility and select Mount for use in your Mac. Not Dos!

SimpleTech... | Answered on Sep 30, 2017

data may be hidden in your drive due to viruses.
for windows Xp, follow thes steps
  1. From my computer menu bar click on tools
  2. then click folder option
  3. in view TAb click on show hidden files and folders
  4. scroll down the list of view TAb
  5. uncheck the option "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)"
  6. after this check your driver. there might be some file and folders

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jul 21, 2014

try reloading the drivers, might have to run a search for the product and delete all softwere first, but just try to reload drives and go from there. If nether of these work it may be a registry error wich I can help with but lets try this first.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jan 03, 2013


If the drive is not being detected this is a sign that ether you just need to map the drive or that there is a problem with the drive encloser.

These links will help you map the drive letter to the drive. Also you might try the drive on another computer so times the the drive will not get safely removed and the drive state needs to be reset.

How to change your drive letter in Windows Vista and Windows 7

How to change your drive letter in Windows XP

If you still have trouble with the drive you may need to look at replacing the encloser for the drive or connect the drive directly to your computer. If you know the drive is working and you want to replace the encloser the link below will have the encloser that will work with your drive.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


SimpleTech... | Answered on Oct 10, 2012

format it, if you do not know the recovery password.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Jun 18, 2012


hope it helps

SimpleTech... | Answered on Apr 28, 2012


In most cases the drive encloser on external drives will go bad before the drive does and you will have to replace the encloser for the drive. The thing you have check is the size and the type of the drive to make sure you get the right encloser.

I checked the model on this drive and it is a 3.5 form factor. However I could not confirm that the drive was IDE or SATA. So I found the encloser at the link below that supports both for your drive.


Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


SimpleTech... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011

Unfortunately, I think you're toast! Depending on how much you need/want those photos, you might be limited to relying on an expensive 3rd party data recovery process. The noise indicates that the read/write head is scratching along the surface of the disc platter. Even if you could install a new read/write head, the physical damage to the disc platter may prevent any data recovery anyway. Check around on the Net and in your local area for data recovery services. They might be able to provide a better diagnosis of the problem, and possibly suggest a quote if they think they could recover any data for you.

SimpleTech... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011

Check the cable or if possible change the usb cable for another one.

SimpleTech... | Answered on May 02, 2011


OK, at the link below you will be directed to a tip i wrote on this exact error.

Click HERE.

Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards

SimpleTech... | Answered on Dec 02, 2010

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