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mizark70

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I got a Sata WD 250 Hard drive from work and bought a sata case, when i plug into USB it doesnt show that a HD in my computer. I looked on Devise Manager and it shows that its working properly. I dont know what else to try to get it to work. Anybody have a solution?
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Did you partition and format the drive?
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how am i able to do that? it doesnt show up when i go to computer managment and then disk managmen.
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When you plugged it in did a window pop up saying new device found or usb device connected?
Do you know if the drive itself was working correctly from work?
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yeah it was working fine at work. When i plug in it would just show the icon on bar and double click icon it says USB Mass Storage Device.
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This is what it said at work or when you plugged it at home?
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Yes at home.

Edited by mizark70, 20 July 2009 - 09:28 PM.

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Try this:
Right click on My Computer
Choose Manage and then go to Disk Manager and see if the drive shows up there...does it?
If so right click on the drive in Disk Manager and choose Assign Drive Letter
Assign it a letter
See if this helps
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