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80 GB disk drive

I have an old Comoaq Armada E500 notebook. I recently purchased a EIDE 80GB hard drive. I then purchased a USB to IDE/SATA converter. My computer only has one USB port which does not work, so I have a USB card adapter with two ports. All USB devices work with this item except this hard drive. The hard drive shows up in the device manager under disk drives as a USB device but with no space info attached to it and it shows up no where else on the computer. I have tried disk management but there is no pop up and it does not show up there only the CD drive and the main hard drive. I need this thing to work...I do not have enough space on this lap top to run the programs I need to use and I cant buy a new PC right now. This is supposed to be easy...HELP!!

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  • destinypulse Sep 16, 2007

    I do not believe it is, when I purchased it the said they would format it for me...Im not sure what they did????

  • destinypulse Sep 16, 2007

    No, only another lap top and its a G3 mac

  • destinypulse Sep 16, 2007

    No only a G3 laptop mac

  • destinypulse Sep 17, 2007

    I think its a 3.5.

  • destinypulse Sep 17, 2007

    there are ten

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My USB to IDE converter won't work when the drive is set to the factory default "Cable Select". Set the drive to "Master".

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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Hi, I can help you with problem. Is the new 80GB drive partitioned and formated?

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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  • Dave Reisner Sep 16, 2007

    Do you have a desktop computer to format the drive in? or a 2.5 ide to 3.5 ide converter?

  • Dave Reisner Sep 17, 2007

    Ok, the hard drive needs to be formatted before it will show up under disk management. Is the drive a 2.5( meaning that it will fit in your laptop) or is it a 3.5(designed for a desktop or external use)?
    If it is a 2.5 i'll walk you through how to format it with your laptop. If it is a 3.5 you will need a desktop computer a converter.

  • Dave Reisner Sep 17, 2007

    Does it have a 4 pin power connector on the back next to a place to set the master and slave jumpers, next to the ide connector?

  • Dave Reisner Sep 17, 2007

    Ok, it sounds like you have a 3.5. If you have a friend or relative close by that has a desktop computer I can walk you through partitioning and formating the hard drive. Just let me know when you will be there and we can plan for it.

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