SimpleTech External USB Drive Not

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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.


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?
Question by:drgreg1408
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    you might want to try low-level formatting the drive
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    Expert Comment

    do you have the same problem when you connect the drive to another PC?
    if so, it is probably bad.
    LVL 91

    Accepted Solution

    you can also run HDDscan on it it supports usb disks :
    post results - i did not use it myself yet

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