My drive will not come on at all. The aluminum casing exacerbates the noise level; in a plastic enclosure or even if this enclosure was lined with plastic , the noise would be more muffled. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: While we love the performance of the latest USB 3. But SimpleTech’s driver software is faulty in being able to get into a bad state that can only be corrected by fully powering down, which only happens when fully disconnected from power. Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. I didn’t think it was that big of a problem, but when I tried to navigate the folders on my HDD, I got a message saying that the files are “unreadable and corrupt”.

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I keep my SimpleDrive disconnected from power whenever I’m not using it, and this problem has gone away for me. It worked for me.

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Change the orientation of the drive. Additionally, the drive has a high ambient noise level; from several feet simppledrive, the SimpleDrive can be heard humming away.

The aluminum casing exacerbates the noise level; in a plastic enclosure or even if this enclosure was lined with plasticthe noise would be more muffled.


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CNET’s Forum on storage is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. There are four rubber feet embedded in the bottom of the stand which help keep the drive from slipping.

Hitachi SimpleDrive 1 Terabyte (1TB) USB ” External Hard Drive (Silver/Black)

A status bar is displayed at the bottom of the window after the backup button is clicked: I didnt have a problem copying files and folders. You could always buy another case for it and transfer the hdd.

The high tech version of banging on them with a hammer til they work. The problem with this drive is its case not the drive itself.

I just think they are just too slow for large video files. Yahoo Mail 12, Questions.

Simpledrive 1TB External HDD Problem…

So I tried shutting it off and turning it back on, but when I went to open the HDD folder, a message came up saying that the HDD was not formatted and if I would like to format it. I need to solve this Apple will recognize a FAT 32 format. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Connect the drive to another machine – a This should be plug-n-play.


The black parts are a glossy plastic while the silver enclosure is aluminum. Please assign your manual to a product: Comparatively, these rates make the Hitachi SimpleDrive one of the loudest external drives we’ve tested.

Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: I need driver but i cant fint it. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: I suppose you can use a professioal service for this or.

The adapter has the following specifications:. When I first hooked it up sikpledrive my computer through USB, it was automatically recognized, and a few seconds later, I got a message saying that it was installed successfully. I’d get another case elsewhere Geeks, Cyberguys before I’d use one of those as primary dependence. In our localized sound test where we apply a stethoscope to the center of the external drive’s casing, we saw average rates of 47 decibels during read and 63 decibels during peak drive use.

Make sure your USB is 2.

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