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Cannot initialize external hard drive

Hello, all.
I just bought a 160Gb 2.5" SATA hard drive and an SATA to USB 2.0 enclosure to use as an external storage device for my Compaq Evo N610c.
However, when I plug the enclosure into the USB port on the rear, the computer does not recognize the drive. The enclosure is powered up, and the hard drive is spinning, but there is no evidence of the drive in the Disk Manager or Device Manager.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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  • rpg070 Jan 14, 2009

    Oops, sorry; forgot to update. Turns out the USB cable was the issue. Thanks for the help, all.

  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    you mean external hard drive or disk drive

  • Joe May 11, 2010

    Hi... do you have another spare hard disk.... some external hard disk enclosures can be configured for Fat32/NTFS drives and you need to confirm the enclosure is servicable... I suspect your enclosure may be defective by not being recognised on your laptop

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