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External HDD docking station


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#1 Stealth Assassin

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:05 PM

hi there;


i have an external hdd docking station that uses a usb connection and esata. it will work in a windows xp pro computer with my 3.5" sata disk with win 7 on it. but i cannot access 2.5" disks in win7 pro or xp pro. the device shows up in device management on both computers and installs the drivers. in win 7 the hdd shows as unallocated space but gives Data error (cyclic redundancy check) when i try to initialise the disk.


this is meant to be a plug and play system.


many thanks for help in advance.

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#2 The_Outkast

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:22 PM

Typically that error indicates that the hard drive is failing. Is there any important data on that 2.5" drive? There is a chance that you can run a chkdsk on it, but I can't promise that it will fix it.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:34 AM

i can plug the disk into my laptop. however the disk that is currently running the os in my laptop shows the same error. the disks are about 4 years old if that helps.




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