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#1 8-bit

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:30 AM

I'm trying to set up an external drive using a hub. I first connected it internally, formatted it then connected to the external hub but its not showing up in My Computer(?) A device shows up the the 'Safely remove hardware' option, something called a 'Visual disk USB device, but i cannot access it. Anyone offer suggestions?

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:55 PM

What kind of drive? and what are you using to connect it to the computer? do you have an external SATA port, or are you putting it in an enclosure, and if so, is method of conecting to the computer esata, USB, or firewire?

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:12 AM

Thanks for the reply. The drive is a SATA and Im using a USB cable connected to the external drive hub.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:52 AM

Have you gone online to the enclosure manufacturers website, and downloaded the driver for the enclosure?

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 04:57 AM

Actually no, I assumed it didnt need drivers as it never came with any so I'll check that out. Thanks

Ive just checked the website but they do not offer any driver files at all. :thumbsup:

The company is Newline

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:19 PM

im not familiar with that company im going to have to do some research.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:08 AM

are you sure the brand is newline? im not finding any brand by that name. Perhaps if you could link me to the manufacturers home site?

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:35 PM

Sorry I meant Newlink, their website is here....

http://www.newlinkproducts.co.uk/

Ive actually sent for a SATA port which will basically link my internal SATA socket to the back of my PC which I can then connect to the hub directly. Im sure that will solve the problem, hopefully! :s

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:26 AM

ya Im not finding drivers for it either, which is odd. Could be a defective enclosure, is it still under warranty?

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 05:16 PM

Not sure, I think its been a year since I bought it. I only just got around to setting it up in the last few weeks. :s




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