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Storage External 3.5 HDD with Windows 7 - not showing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by benjamyn, 7 Oct 2010.

  1. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    So I bought:
    This
    and
    This

    They've both arrived and I've got it all set up and the enclosures plugged into my Laptop (windows 7, 64 bit) via esata.

    When I plugged it in it found the drivers automatically then said the device is ready for use but it doesn't show up on my computer anywhere. I tried USB 2.0 as well and it did the same thing.

    Anyone know what's wrong?
     
  2. benjamyn

    benjamyn What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone?
     
  3. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    sounds like you havent formatted it

    go to admininitrtive tools and go to computer management

    tjhen disk management and activate the disk and format it (quick)
     
  4. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Windows doesn't automatically recognise drives these days - USB it should, but eSata it won't.

    EDIT: in Win7 you can hit start and type 'computer management'. It is in there.
     

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