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2.5 harddrive enclosure will not read the harddrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TonyDo, Dec 17, 2005.

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  1. TonyDo

    TonyDo Thread Starter

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    I just purchased these two items:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817146063

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822153012

    and the problem is that the coolmax enclosure wont read the harddrive. I installed it correctly (this is not my first 2.5 external hdd), and the computer detects the harddrive. It says that it is installed and ready to use, but now drive is popping up in "my computer". I dont think that the harddrive is to big for the enclosure, its only 40gb and most enclosures maxes out at 40gb. I could not find out what this enclosure's max compatibility is, so i hope that this is not the problem.

    It is not the enclosure that is broken, because i put a different harddrive in the coolmax enclosure and it works. And i tried the Fujitsu hdd in another enclosure and it does not work. So it is definitly the hdd

    The harddrive is a ATA-6 and the coolmax enclosure is a IDE ATA 100. I dont know what the 100 stands for, but i dont think that is the problem.

    any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a gift for my girlfriend and i really want this to work.
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Have you foratted the drive? . . Windows will not "see" a drive until it has been formated.

    Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . disc management . . right click on the drive and select format
     
  3. TonyDo

    TonyDo Thread Starter

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    wow, you're awesome, thanks for the help. It worked like a charm
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Cool . . .
     
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