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.
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.
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.
Does this mean that the drive is broke? Or is there something I can do to make windows recognize it?