Disk has different partitioning on sata vs usb disk adapter

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devilwarriors

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I have an old external sandisk hard drive that died and the bottom detachable part (GoFlex Disk Adapter USB 3.0) has a sata & power connector that you can pretty much connect in any hard drive to use it over USB.

I bought another non-external 4gb hard drive a while ago and plugged it in and formatted it as one 4gb ntfs partition via that external usb connector.

Today I'm trying to move it into a new computer I built and for some reason when it's plugged in the computer via sata it wont show up in explorer.
I checked in the partion manager and it shows up as one 2 gb partion and 1.6 gb of unallocated space.


If I move it back to the external usb connector thing, it show up correctly as one 4gb ntfs partition and I can access my data fine.

Any idea what's going on and how I fix that?

It's pretty full and I don't have that space available else were, so moving it out and reformation is not an easy option.

-windows 10
 

devilwarriors

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Ok but that's the weird part. When I load that disk with the GoFlex Disk Adapter USB 3.0 it shows up as a GDP partition with way more than 2 gb of data on it. So windows is seeing the wrong partitioning when on sata for some reason.

 
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