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3.5" Dynex USB 2.0 External Enclosure + Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM 500 GB HDD problem with computer recognizing the HDD and the enclosure

Hey everyone, just got a new Dynex USB 2.0 3.5" external enclosure and a 500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM HDD and I set them both up, I've never had problems with an external HDD in the past but for some reason when I plus this one in the computer says that it's installing the standard drives and such to run it, then it says your hardware is setup or something like that. I go to "My Computer" and the HDD is no where in sight, and I have no clue how to fix this problem. It should be there right under My Computer right?

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 If your running XP , go to control panal , Admin tools>Computer Management >Storage > Disk Management . Look for it there . If its there see if it says what file system . If none format it . If it isnt there then chack the jumper on the hard drive it self . It should be set to master or cable select . 

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External hard drive was dropped and now no power

You may have accidently broken some of the internal components of the external enclosure. If you have the know how, you should take the hard drive out and test it in a computer to see if the hard drive is still good. If the hard drive is still good, you can get away with buying another enclosure. If the hard drive isnt good, your better off just buying another external drive.

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Computer doesnt pick up a usb

Remove the HDD from the enclosure and slave it inside your PC...if it reads it will be the enclosure is faulty. If still no read is faulty HDD.

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Hard disk not detected

Try plugging the enclosure's usb to another USB slot. If the computer still will not read it, then the enclosure itself might be defective and not the actual harddisk that is inside.

To verify this, try to mount the harddisk to another enclosure and test. If the enclosure is still under warranty, you can return it back to save repair costs.

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External hard drive is not detected

Check Following Instructions:
1. Check your USB cable properly connected to the computer.
2. Go to My computer - right click on property - Hardware - Devices Manager - in below - USB Mass storage device - right click on this - and Uninstall - then again right click - click on Scan - it should be reload your USB drivers
your External Hard Drive will be detected

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Seagate 120 gig HD in Dynex enclosure not recognized by XP system

Ok, you didn't say if the drive had data or not? Anyway, if it is a drive with no data etc, you will first need to Initialize, & Format the drive before use. Is there any way you can connect it up to an "Internal" or "External" SATA port, & "See" if the drive is recognized, then at least you know the drive is OK.. Also try another USB port if available. If you know it is OK, then go to device manager and Uninstall the entire USB layer, reboot, it will re-install the USB again, with default settings, it NOW may be "Seen".

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I have a seagate external hard drive that I dropped, and now the blue light stays on, but the computer does not recognize it. is there a way to retrieve the info?

Are you using XP?

It should show up. Are yo sure you are plugged in correctly everywhere?

Check your device manager ...

Let me know if this works for you.


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Hard Drive not mounting

Check the jumper on each hard-drive.

My guess is that the WD drive has the jumper in the "correct" position, for mounting inside an external case, while the other drives have their jumper set to an "incorrect" position.

Set the jumper to MA(ster), not to SL(ave), nor to C(able)S(elect).

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I recently added a Seagate 500 GB external desktop drive to my Dell PC. It had only 18 GB on the C: drive, and I had gotten msgs that I was running out of disk storage. I installed the new drive thru...

I think I would run the setup application and see if it helps. You're relying on the Windows drivers for the drive and who knows how well they work.

1. Turn the computer off completely.
2. Disconnect the USB drive and any other USB devices (for the time being).
3. Turn the computer back on, put the installation disk in and follow the instructions. Don't connect the USB drive until you are asked! Having it connected before asked may not allow the installation process to work as it should.
4. When everything is installed, hook your other USB devices back up and see what happens.

If this doesn't work, go to the Seagate site and try out their external HD troubleshooter.

Hope that helps! Remember to rate the solutions!

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Reduced Hard Drive Capacity with Internal to External Kit

Problem can be tricky.. though i offer my two cents.

1. some BIOS have upper limit of hard disk capacity. check that out. try connecting IDE device to IDE connector in same comp and see if it is being detected properly.

2. seagate guys are true .. IDE to usb conversion can be tricky ... a lot depends on card convertor.

my advice would be if you have precious data on it ... first take a backup of it, if possible connecting the disk to nomal ide connector.

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PC won't recognize external usb HDD

You may not have installed the HDD correctly in the case... I had the same problem with my Thecus N1050 enclosure, the green power light on the enclosure would come on and the drive would spin up but my PC would not see the HDD!!??... I thought, becuase i could hear the drive spinning that i had it installed correctly but this wasn't the case, when i removed the enclosure again and FIRMLY pushed the HDD into the connector (all the way in) and connected it back up to my PC, it recognised it instantly. Hope this helps!

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