Portable Hard drive

  tonymcdonn 19:01 03 Oct 09

I have a Sunplan USB2 Sata portable hard drive. When I plug it in to the USB port it comes up in WindowsXP as 'Installed' and lights up blue. When I click on removeable drive it tells me to put a CD in the drive. I have had it a while and have lost the disc and the power supply that came with it but I thought it would work off USB without the power supply. I have looked on the internet for a driver disc but I have had no luck in finding one. In the drive properties it comes up with 'Nil space' and I have tried plugging it into the back USB and still no luck. The name of the drive is Sumvision USB 2.0 e. Is there anyone out there that can help me please? Tony

  Technotiger 19:34 03 Oct 09

You need to get a Power Supply for it - USB alone is probably giving it insufficient power to operate.

  GaT7 19:43 03 Oct 09

Technotiger is right. Without the power supply it's as good as useless.

What type & size of hard drive do you need to house? Perhaps we can give you a few suggestions to purchase a new external enclosure. G

  Technotiger 20:21 03 Oct 09

If it is a 3.5inch drive you need this ...

click here

for a 2.5inch drive this ...

click here

  tonymcdonn 20:46 03 Oct 09

Thank you Technotiger looks the one to get.

  Technotiger 20:49 03 Oct 09

Your welcome - I am guessing you need the 3.5inch.

Don't forget to Green-tick this thread as Resolved.


  tonymcdonn 20:55 03 Oct 09

It is 2.5' thank you Technotiger. Ps i have Resolved.

  Technotiger 21:03 03 Oct 09

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