I just recently bought a new (refurb) sata WD 1Tb hard drive and a new 2.5" external enclosure.
When I attached them to my notebook the drive started spinning and I could see the power on light on the enclosure (it was actually 2 lights depending on the angle you viewed it from, red and blue at the same time). The drive seems to constantly spin.
The problem is I cannot get Win 7 to recognize it. It did show up briefly under Disk Management after trying different usb ports, but when I right clicked to format it, it was gone. I've tried it now on three Win 7 computers with no luck, other than that one brief time it showed up.
I'm thinking it might be a bad drive but how can I tell? The only loose 2.5" drive I have is not sata so I can't test the enclosure unless I take one out of my 'running fine' notebooks andI don't really want to do that.
Enclosure: Inateck FE2004 (new)
Drive: WD Blue WD10JPVX 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5"
To be honest, I didn't realize the drive was a refurb until after I ordered it (ebay). But it was from NewEgg so I thought I'd see how it worked.
Any ideas on how to proceed.
The notebook is a Dell e6410 Win 7 Pro.
Edited by hamluis, 29 August 2015 - 07:02 PM.
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