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HDT725050VLA80 not readable

My computer is running a sata drive. I want to install the other as an ata/ide.

The drive appears in the Device Manager but not in the My Computer window.

When I checked it out via Computer Management/Storage/Disc Management, it states the drive is "dynamic, unreadable"

Can you tell me what I have done wrong, or not done?

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Steve

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  • ravi Oct 18, 2008

    My drive also states the drive is "dynamic, unreadable"

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