The HD simply isn't there. Like I said over time I tried 3 different HD's and 3 different external enclosures to put the small HD's in.
Only in one time there was something wrong with the OS of the HD placed in an enclosure, but my XP still should have recognized it as "slave".
I also tried different "jumper" settings on the back of the HD. Nothing works.
Can someone confirm me the following: It seems that those combinations enclosures/HD only are recognised by the OS in case the HD is of the very old type. The newer HD's of the last 5 years seem to need a "pulse" come from the OS, to be recognised by it. The electronic in most of these external HD enclosures is not adapted to this. At least that's what I heard of a technician.
Now I am talking about empty enclosures where you put an 2.5"HD of your choice in. The enclosures that are sold with a built in HD are working and being recognised by the OS. Maybe because the electronics in it are adapted; which is perhaps not the case with the other enclosures. So if people put "old" HD's in it they will work.
Edited by JimB007, 10 February 2007 - 01:44 PM.