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Installed a 500G hard drive in the 3.5" enclosure. It doesn't recognize it as a hard drive. How do I fix?

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Make sure that your HD was installed properly in enclosure. Remove the cable then atached again.

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This is an extarnal harddive from Iomega. When you don't get it recognized at your PC, there are 3 options :
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My external hd was in use when the power went out and came on . it was about 30 seconds. now my computer and ps3 will not recognize it . It is 2TB Masscool 3.5 SATA enclosure with a wd 2TB hd green. just...


Hi there,

The could be only two reasons for that problem with enclosure or hd. You need first figure out which one is the problem.
Plug the HD directly to the computer and see if computer can recognize it. If computer can recognize HD and you can access it then the problem with enclosure and something got burned when power got back. If you the enclosure still under warranty try to get replacement of if you electronic tinker you might try to fix it. If computer not able to recongnize HD and you can't access it from WIN then HD got fried. I would not recommend to store any important data on HD there is always a chance it will fail at some point.

Cheers, DS

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I have a 500g Western digital my passport. I have owned it for almost a year now. It fell off my dress just now and is not working properly. My computer recognizes it's existence and tells me the device is...


Something mechanically has gone wrong with the disk-drive inside the enclosure.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service".
They can disassemble the enclosure, disassemble the disk-drive, and fix it just long-enough to copy your files (onto another disk or onto blank DVD-writable media). Not "inexpensive".

Then, you can use WD's "Customer Loyalty Program", i.e., prove that you previously purchased a WD product, and you'll get a discount on buying another WD product, if you purchase through their web-site (and pay for shipping).

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with you limited query there is only so much one cand advise to do.
1. check all electrical connections including your power strip.
2. Replace electric cord for drive with new one
3. Pull drive from enclosure and see if computer will recognize it internally.
4. If drive is recognized by computer and all electrical outlets and fittings are in good order, your case enclosure needs to be replaced.

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or did you install the IDE drive _inside_ your desktop computer?

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The simplest method would be to get a 2.5" external IDE enclosure.

Remove the drive from the laptop and install it into the enclosure.

Connect the enclosure to another PC or laptop that has USB 2.0

If the other computers can read the drive and you can access the data on it then the problem is with the laptop and these type of repairs can be expensive.

If however the drive CANNOT be read on other machines then you need to replace it as it has failed. Trying to recover data from the drive may be difficult


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right click on my computer > manage > disk management > (box bottom right you should see the rest of the drive space unalocated) click the unalocated drive box > create partition > the rest is history.

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