Question about Toshiba 120GB USB 2.0 Portable External 120 GB Hard Drive
All right, I'm running a Dell Inspiron laptop with Vista home premium, and I'm trying to tack on a 120GB toshiba external (USB 2.0) drive. The amazingly detailed user guide (hah) instructed me to a) connect the USB cable to the HD and b) connect the USB cable to the computer (how helpful), which I did. Vista went through the usual rigmarole of installing external usb storage, recognizing "USB Mass Storage Device" and then "Toshiba USB2.0 Drive R00 USB Device," giving me the illusion that everything installed correctly. However, there's still no drive in My Computer. I even installed the NTI backup software to see if it would make a difference - it didn't. The drive spins up when it's connected and makes hard drive like noises... so is this just another case of a required USB power cord that the manufacturer failed to supply?
Is the drive partitioned and formatted already?
Does it work on another computer?
Is the drive powered via the usb cable, or does it have an adapter?
Do you have any networked drives on this computer?
When it is connected on your computer,
right click Computer
double click Storage
double click Disk Management
Is it in the list of drives in the lower half of the window?
Posted on Jul 02, 2008
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