CNET Labs’ tests evaluate the range of performance you may expect from a hard drive. The little drive that could If you don’t mind the FireLite’s lack of USB connectivity, this “little drive that could” offers excellent performance for its class and a nice Mac backup utility. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. My hard drive is not recognized by “My Computer” Feb 7, Hard Drive recognized by bios, but not windows May 21,

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When plugged into USB port, the device recognition window opens, and sees a “Uoshiba” device, not a Toshiba. For portability, this is the utmost in conveniencejust plug it in and start using it!

SmartDisk USBFLB60 60 GB Firelite USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive 7475

And there is not one on the menu bar. Do you already have an account? And then it does not assign a drive letter. I wish the solution was only that.

80gb SmartDisk Firelite USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Disk Drive USBFLB80

Quite simply, FireLite provides quality without compromise. You must log in or sign up to reply here. However, the FireLite excelled in our real-life transfer tests, writing large files at Telephone support is limited; you can dial in Monday through Friday, 8 direlite.


FireLites are available in a range of capacities. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Hard Drive recognized by bios, but not windows May 21, Who is your favorite notebook manufacture?

– SmartDisk FireLite USBFLB80 80GB Inch USB External

The Good Small and light; satisfactory performance; carrying case. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Great ways to use your FireLite FireLite is the perfect solution to your data storage fifelite.

The drive letter is assigned to the usb drive which should be below the Mass Storage Device. You don’t frelite need an AC adapter because the drive will run off the power supplied by the FireWire bus–a good thing, considering SmartDisk doesn’t include said adapter.

May not help, but I had to change a USB stick drive letter for windows to see a device as it was conflicting with the A:. The FireLite fits easily in the palm of your hand, delivers excellent performance for an external 4,rpm mechanism, and can be used with any FireWire-enabled notebook or desktop. Its thermal dissipation properties also help to wick away heat, increasing drive longevity.

Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The key thing I noticed, though, was that the word Toshiba was misspelled when reporting what the drive identification was. I make mention of the MSD, as sometimes it needs to be configured manually when things don’t work as expected.


You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. I guess I need more information.

In addition, it measures read-burst speed, which evaluates the performance of the drive’s read-ahead memory and the drive controller.

Yours appears to be correct.

Firelite USB hard drive not recognized by PC – TechSpot Forums

We have a network with a number of mapped drives, and I always have to leave drive letters E: If not, change the setting. Your name or email address: We just wish it had a USB connection, which would have made the drive versatile and portable. Add your comment to this article Firelitee need to be a member to leave a comment.

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