It differs from the Maxtor and Seagate in that it comes with a physical hardware power switch, though like Maxtor and Seagate, the backup software is preinstalled on the medium and not available on the CD. It was a defective drive. I bought a Simpletech simpledrive GB external drive. However, after I posted here I got an email from SimpleTech who suddenly seem very helpful – I’m fairly sure I lost my data but they’ll exchange the drive for me. Any help will be appreciated. Pulled it out of the box and connected it to my Dell Inspirion 1.

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Replied on November 6, SimpleTech external hard drive data loss case I have a GB SimpleTech external hard drive and usually use eternal to store the pictures on my trip.

New in hadd sealed. Actual Images of item are shown above. When device usb unplugged while still in computer management, the drive 6 disappears.

I got the external SimpleTech Simpledrive Gb a week ago. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. I’ve transferred a sample file to the SimpleDrive with no problem.

Sorry this didn’t help. Be aware that while a volume formatted as a FAT32 volume can be read and written to by both Mac and Windows, the FAT32 format has a 4 gigabyte upper limit on file drkve.


Some may work, some may not work. Test Setup Page It has been suggested that this article be merged into STec, Inc. But I get the same error “Folder is not available, make sure you have permissions to that resource”.

SimpleTech External Hard Drive Not Recognized

I’ve read elsewhere on this forum about drivers for USB etc, but surely I don’t need something else? Views Read Edit View history. I eventually got a reply from the Simpletech support via email and have now sent it back for replacement.

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I tried different USB ports, and will update the drivers. It won’t recognize the drive or even show up in the disk management tools as unrecognized space.

SimpleTech External Hard Drive Not Recognized – Storage

Thanks for the feedback! After the scan is over, check the scan results for the desired data. Please give me a place to start.

Though it kind of defeats simpletecn object of having an external drive if I’ve also got to have all my data on CDs, which would then be the only true backup.

See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Is it on the front of a desktop machine?

Need easy iPhone data transfer software? It shows up under External hardware but i cannot get it to open, in order to view the files. Choose the external hard drive Since you’re going to recover data from simpletrch external hard drive, run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and under the External Devices tab, choose the exact drive where you lost data.


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Not sure what to do next. All-in-one partition manager software can safely and simply resize partitions for PC. If you did, would really appreciate if you could let me know. The front part is thin, the back panel holds the interfaces, DC power connector and the power switch, and the dorsal panel with the button and capacity meter is rounded.

Maxtor Manager For Backup Page 8: It wiped out all on drive. Thanks for your help. Warnings Be sure there is nothing on the drive you want to save before you reformat, as the reformatting process will erase all data on the drive.