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External Hard drive (in enclosure) will not show up despite spinning

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#1 princess1221792003


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 01:26 PM

External Hard drive (in enclosure) will not show up despite spinning and the enclosure works with other Hard Drives


This HD has my child's baby pictures on it...so I am looking for steps to take to access the images and files to save them to another soruce.


40GBvAT Maxtor D740X-6L is written on the hard drive


I am using a Windows laptop....I believe its been updated to Win 10


What can I try?

What other info is needed to help?


I am just sick over the loss of baby pictures...if it wasn't for the pic, I'd toss the thing.....

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 18 August 2016 - 01:44 PM

Attach the hard drive to your computer. Open Disk Management. Right click Computer > Manage > Disk Management. Is the external drive listed? If it is what is listed for the drive? Does it say RAW or Not Initialized?

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 06:50 AM

Get yourself a USB hard drive adapter.  I'd recommend getting one that supports both IDE and SATA, so you're covered no matter what drive is inside the enclosure.


Next remove the drive from the enclosure and connect with the adapter.


I've seen many of the controller boards fail on external drives.  If you can't read the drive with the USB adapter there are most likely issues with the drive itself.

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