Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive Portable USB 2.0 60GB 5400rpm 480Mbps USB 2.0 USB 2.0 External (STIUSB2560FT) Hard Drive
Can not get it to work???
the directions said to format, can not get it to format. also where do you install the cd???
Depending on the computer you are using, and the type of drive, you should not need a CD with drivers or what not for a drive to mount. Most of those cds have retrospect or some type of trial or demo software. If the drive mounts, and you can see it in your directory, then you should be able to format it.
Posted on Oct 20, 2007
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you will need usb data drive at least 4 - 8 gb
Download the GParted Live utility and the HP USB Format Tool via the links in Resources.
Insert your USB stick into the computer. Run HP USB Format Tool. Select your USB stick and then choose the FAT or FAT32 format options. Click "Start."
Extract the files from the GParted Live zip file. Select the USB stick as the destination.
Open a file browser and navigate to the USB stick. Select "utils" > "win32" > "makeboot.bat." Double click on "makeboot.bat." Enter "Y" when prompted.
Power off your computer leaving the USB stick inserted.
Connect your portable hard drive to another USB port.
Power on the computer and quickly press "F8" through "F12" to access your boot menu.
Check your computer or motherboard manual for the exact keystroke.
Select the USB stick as your boot source and press "Enter." Allow the Gparted GUI to start.
Select the external portable hard disk drive. Click "Partition" on the menu bar.
Hover over "Format to" and select "NTSF."
If you are unable to create or format the partition, select delete partition.
This will erase all data on the external hard drive. Confirm partition deletion. Select the external drive again. Click "Partition" and hover over "Format to" then select "NTSF."
Select the external hard disk drive again. Click "Partition" on the menu bar and then "Manage Flags." Check the box next to "Boot." Save and apply changes to the drive.
Power off your computer and remove the USB stick.
Install the OS
Insert or plug your OS installer, usually a DVD, CD or USB thumb drive, into the computer. Power on the computer and access the boot manager again.
Select the source containing your OS installer and press "Enter."
Enter your personalization and registration information if required.
When prompted, specify the portable hard drive as the install directory.
Begin the installation normally.
Restart the computer when prompted and access the boot menu again. Select the external hard drive as your boot source and press "Enter" to ensure the installation succeeded.
Use this process to boot from your portable drive on any computer.
hope this helps
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