External Hard drive no media


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Sep 22, 2021
My laptop's hard drive stopped working recently and i just decided to use an external hard drive and connect it up to my laptop using an adaptor from SATA HDD to USB but when it's connected up the file doesnt show the storage and tells me to insert a disc into USB Drive and on disk management it shows that, that disk has no media with 0bytes, ive tried multiple things like creating partition or formatting but both dont work and i get errors for both when trying.


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Mar 9, 2009
Hello and welcome to TSG!!

It is entirely possible that the HDD has completely failed and will not show anything.

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