Question about BYTECC 1 Bay (hd-201u2f) (HD-201U2F (SILVER)) Storage Cabinet
I just recieved a Bytecc 2.5 Hotdrive in the mail. And when I went to plug it in, my computer can't find it. This drive has some important data on it, so I can't reformat it. I'm running Windows XP and have tried both the USB 2.0 and Firewire cables. The company I recieved the drive from is Mac based. What do I need to do to get my computer to recognize it? Thank you.
Ok, this might just fix your problem. The thing is, if you have more than one drive attatched to your computer, the drive letters of the drives may overlap, causing some drives not to show in My computer.
Just follow these steps and you might be able to fix the problem.
Now you should be able to see your drive in the schematic shown below.
Right click on the drive and choose to change drive letter or paths. If there is no drive letter assigned to your external, assign one, if there already is a drive letter assigned to the drive, change it.
Hope this can help you.
Posted on Dec 21, 2009
First is the "Drive" formatted? It will not work, if it is a new drive, until it is formatted. And/Or "Initialized"? If it has data on it already then it may be faulty? the only way to check that is to try it on another machine... also are you 100% sure you have it connected right way around, I have made exactly that mistake, before, I learnt whats what. Also try another USB port, this sometimes works. Try the setup on another PC to check it is actually OK.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
Bytecc Model ME-535 hard drive enclosure with Seagate 80GB SATA drive (ST380815AS) hard drive.
I plugged in but didn't see anything in My Computer.
After Windows finds your device -> Start -> Run -> compmgmt.msc -> OK -> click on Disk Management -> a pop up will ask if you want to initialize the disk, select MBR -> OK -> your disk should show up as unallocated -> right click on that disk -> New Simple Volume -> Next -> next -> Assign drive letter: E -> Next -> Format this volume NTFS with quick format -> Next -> Finish -> It takes a minute or two to finish formatting -> Now shows up in disk management as "Disk1: New Volume (E:) -> My Computer -> see E drive now and it is working!
Posted on Sep 03, 2012
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