Moving Hard Drive to External USB Case

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trsone

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In my computer, my 250 gig works great, but once I put it into my external enclosure, when I go to it in My Computer it says that it isn't formatted and needs to be before I can use it (PLUS, in disk management it says that it is limited to 31.50 gig) Someone please help ASAP, i spent all last night trying to get this thing working! thanks-

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I *think* some USB cases won't support such large hard drives. Did you check the specs? I know when I bought mine, it said 'supports up to' whatever size hard drive.
 

trsone

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which is SUPPOSED to support drives up to 250 gig...

still....trying....!
 

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When you have it inside the computer, how is it connected? To an add in card?
 

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Did you try formatting it in the external case? I have a couple of 200gig drives in USB 2.0 cases, but I haven't done any 250's or larger yet...
 
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