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#1 woodville

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 07:01 AM

I have put a 2.5" 320gb hard drive into a usb enclosure but I am unable to find this after plugging it into my laptop.

 

It connected OK and the light came on but I haven't been able to get any further and send any photo's or information to this drive. 

 

Any assistance would be appreeciated.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 07:30 AM

Was this a brand new drive with no data? If so, you need to initialize the drive in Disk Management then partition and format it. To initialize the drive right click it in disk management and select Initialize. Then you can create a new volume on the drive and format it.

 

https://artesanodesignstudio.wordpress.com/tag/initializing-seagate-external-hard-drive/



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 07:44 AM

Thank you for your quick reply - I shall try that and will let you know if it works.



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:16 PM

Thank you so much JohnC - it is now working perfectly.  :thumbup2:



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

Your Welcome, and thank you for posting an update.




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