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SimpleTech External USB Drive Not

Hey everyone,

I know there are several discussions about SimpleTech USB drives and their problems, but I didn't find one that answers my question.

The question is: "Do I have a faulty drive?" or is this a configuration problem of some sort? Here are the details:


Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Device SimpleDrive Portable

That's all the information I have. I don't even know the amount of storage on the drive. It has a serial number, but no other identifying information on it. I think it's a 4GB drive, if my memory serves me right.

The Problem:
I would like to use this drive, if it's still usable.
When I plugged it in, windows looked for and installed the following USB driver: WDC ROM MODEL-SCORPIO--USB Device.

It shows up in the Devices and Printers window.

 20110509-Screenshot-01.jpg

However, it does not show up as a letter drive in Windows Explorer.

Also, in the Computer Management window, when I click Disk Management, the drive does not appear.

 20110509-Screenshot-02.jpg

Does this mean that the drive is broke? Or is there something I can do to make windows recognize it?
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drgreg1408
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you might want to try low-level formatting the drive http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic63357.html
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nobusCommented:
do you have the same problem when you connect the drive to another PC?
if so, it is probably bad.
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nobusCommented:
you can also run HDDscan on it it supports usb disks :  http://hddguru.com/software/
post results - i did not use it myself yet
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