In reply to kaplanatchoir’s post on October 8, Lost installation disk, have not turned drive on for over a year. It’s possible that the USB cable is bad I know it worked before for data transfer but I guess the power cables in it could be shot –I don’t have another one around right now to test–but beyond that I’m not sure what could be wrong other than that the drive can’t really be powered using a USB cable. More about simpletech external hard drive recognized. There isn’t any “USB Device not recognized” error, but 7 doesn’t show it’s partition! Nihonbashi Replied on September 30, Does the voltage of the adapter matter?

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Perhaps they made more than one model of gigabyte external hard drives, and mine is not the one for which the document was written, but the site doesn’t make that clear.

It turns on but is not recognized by my PC. In reply to JohnD–‘s post on April 12, You Can Call Us At The purchase date is the date your credit card was charged.

SimpleTech External Hard Drive Not Recognized – Storage

There are plenty of DC adapters available on the Internet for around five dollars. If so, assign it a drive letter that is not currently in use and it should show up in Windows. What You Should Have: And I don’t suppose there’s a way to get the drive to run off of the power provided via the USB cable, is there? Designed by Pininfarina the same design firm that gives Ferrari cars their stylish lines SimpleDrive Portable hard drive is the easiest way to add fast reliable storage to any desktop or notebook.

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This question admittedly has nothing to do with Ubuntu, but I’m hoping someone can provide some help nonetheless. I have similar issues.

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If I insert a memory chip into my cardreader hooked to USB port it too is not recognized. SimpleTech Warranty provided by: Customer review No Review Yet This is your chance!

Limited warranty – 3 years. Connected directly to the PC it worked perfectly.

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In a worst case, as cariboo says, I can take the thing apart unfortunately it doesn’t look easy–no screws or anything–so I’ll save that as a last resort. My old XP motherboard died.

Nihonbashi Replied on September 30, The new SimpleDrive portable has style plus. Stores Availability Store Hours.

SimpleTech SP-U25/120B 120GB Portable External Hard Drive – USB 2.0

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We are a leading supplier of Dell replacement parts and stock all laptop repair parts needed to repair your Dell laptop. Click here for full warranty and support information SimpleTech logos are registered trademarks of SimpleTech. Hello, I have the SimpleTech external harddrive and it just stopped working.

SimpleTech External Hard Drive Not Recognized

How satisfied are you with this response? I emailed them to ask if the manual provides misinformation I’m almost positive that my drive shipped with a power adapter, even though the manual says it’s not included, so I don’t know how accurate the rest of the manual is ; hopefully they’ll respond.

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