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SATA Caddy HDD problems


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tiroshii

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Bought myself a 500GB HDD to put in my Caddy to use as a backup drive, however it never worked. I assumed it was busted so bought myself a replacement 1TB drive. This doesn't work either?? A 5 year old 250GB drive does work however. By 'work' I mean the new drives don't show up in My Computer. The power light comes on the caddy and the disc spins up, then stops.

Could it be due to the two new drives needing to be formatted? How can I do this without hard-wiring them into a pc? (my PC is in pieces currently while I rebuild it so this option is ruled out...)

They are all SATA drives, connected to the computer my means of a USB2 connection.

Edited by tiroshii, 16 July 2010 - 07:35 AM.

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Go to Start then to Run or Search in Vista and Win7
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Got a notification - guessing it may be relevant..?

EDIT: Think I got it working - set it all up how I required it, running a format as we speak...

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Edited by tiroshii, 16 July 2010 - 11:38 AM.

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Yep works fine!

Thanks for your help
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Got it all through computer management ok then?
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Got it all through computer management ok then?

Yeah thanks. I know how to set it up I just didn't know which application to use to do so. :)

Cheers
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue.

You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.
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