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I have taken a Seagate 5400.2 60GB hard disk out of a broken Sony PS3 and put it into a case to use as an external drive for my Dell laptop running Vista. The computer recognises thst the device is presnt but I cannot get the machine to address it. Help please.

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You will have to "destroy" the data that is on the disk... If that is ok then:

1. Right-click "My Computer" and select "Manage" from the drop-down menu.
2. Select "Disk Management"
3. A graph of the disks in the computer will appear.
4. Go to "Full Screen" (maximize your window).
5. Find the Seagate disk (may be marked "Unknown").
6. If you are absolutely sure that this is the Seagate out of the Sony PS3 .. .then right-click on the graph that represents the Seagate and "Delete Partition" (The system will not allow you to delete your boot drive partition.
7. Once it has been deleted, you can "Create Partition" (choose "Primary" partition) and do not use a fast (quick) format.
8. You probably know the rest.... (Create drive, FAT32, etc.)

Hope this is what you want...






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I'm having the same problem but mine isn't evn showing up in disk management yet was working in a ps3 less then 15 mins ago?

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