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Moving Hard Drive to External USB Case

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by trsone, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. trsone

    trsone Thread Starter

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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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  2. ~Candy~

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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.
     
  3. trsone

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

    still....trying....!
     
  4. ~Candy~

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

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    Nope, just normally like any other HD (it doesn't need a 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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    Which brand and model of case?
     
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