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I have an HP Compaq PC CQ5300Y and the rocketfish 3.5" sata is connected but when I hit backup is not showing me anything why?? But yet if I plug anything on the usb it show it why?

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Check the bios to see if it made the pata drive primary. If it did the system will try to boot off of your backup drive and you could think that it is not seeing your sata drive. If that is the problem you must go into the drive configuration and make the sata primary.

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Due to the nature of the problem you describe, it appears that you could be experiencing an issue with the hard drive and/or the external USB case. Below I have listed 2 possible solutions to help resolve your issue.
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USB cases (depending on manufacturer and/or OS) will sometimes require a device driver to be loaded before the device (in this case, an external hard drive) will function at its maximum potential. From Windows XP and on, this has not been the case as the OS will provide its own driver but if you are using an older OS, this maybe required. If the external case brought a driver CD, perhaps installing could shorten the time to access your data on the drive.
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