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Enclosure does not read any hard drive.

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Mad Dog Multimedia Megavault MD-AEN350USB2 3.5 inch Hard Drive USB 2.0 Enclosure


I bought this product over a year ago and just got to opening it up. I connected everything as per instructions. The computer picks up the usb connection, but every time I want to access the drive, I get a prompt saying ''Please insert disk into drive'' although the drive is already in, I tried setting the jumper to slave, master and cable select. Neither setting worked after trying on over 10 hard drives. I want to find a way to access the working hard drives. What could be wrong?

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The drive may need to be formatted. The manual that comes with the enclosure has instructions how to do this with a variety of OS's.

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