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Win7 doesn't recognise a SATA drive

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#1 jakgeoffsub


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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:33 PM

I have a 120Gb SATA NTFS drive in a NexStar CX 3.5" external enclosure that isn't being seen by Win7. It's on a USB connection. I've also tried Safe Mode - no go...but it is seen when I boot from UBCD4Win 3.5.In the past it was identified by the operating system in normal boot mode.

I have switched the USB ports - no go. The Epson printer is USB and I tired that in the ports I tried for the drive and it works in all so there is no problem with the USB ports.

I need to transfer all the files from it to an internal SATA.

Any help would be very appreciated. Thx

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:58 PM

Try to connect it directly with SATA CABLE, not with usb
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:44 AM

Do you have a spare drive bay in the case?

If you do trying installing it inside the case.

Have you tried connecting this hdd to another computer to see if it is recognized?

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