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Suddenly my SimpleTech 500 GB external hard drive is not being

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Suddenly my SimpleTech 500 GB external hard drive is not being detected by my mac. I have three of these same hard drives. The two that were plugged in disappeared off the screen and I cannot get them back. The third that was not plugged in is still detected when I do plug it in. So I know it's the drive not the computer.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Daniel replied 8 years ago.
Sorry to hear that it can be very frustrating.
I have had SimpleTech drives and found them to be very unreliable. If it has SimpleTech on the package I leave it on the shelf and keep looking.
My opinion not JustAnswer's.
That said, there is a chance the contents can be rescued with ProSoft's Data Rescue. I have had limited success with Data Rescue on SimpleTech drives.
I do recommend getting a good external from Western Digital, Maxtor, Seagate or any of good quality. This is one I use and it works.
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