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Sata drive not showing on My Computer screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sharpeye72, Aug 30, 2014.

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  1. sharpeye72

    sharpeye72 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys
    My laptop is not displaying my Sara drive in the my computer screen. I have had this issue before with an IDE drive, a strange issue where my external drive only appears in the list when I unplug it and then when I plug it in, it disappears.

    With this drive, I get the message the device can perform faster in a USB 2 port (something my prehistoric laptop doesn't have,) then I get the message that the device is ready to use.

    If I go into device manager it does appear as a USB Mass Storage Device and I've tried updating driver, rollback, uninstall and everything else I can think which all seem to work ok until I go into my computer and it isn't there.

    Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    Is it partitioned?
     
  3. sharpeye72

    sharpeye72 Thread Starter

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    It's the hard drive out of my ps3 that died of ylod, I was hoping to recover my game data
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    The PS3 uses its own format which is not compatible with a PC so unless you can find a specific driver for it you are stuck.
     
  5. sharpeye72

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    Oh, not good then. So the only way would be to format the drive which would wipe the data I want to keep and render it useless for another ps3, brilliant :/
     
  6. DaveBurnett

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    There are drivers that will let you READ only.
    Formatting the drive as FAT32 will let you put it into another PS3 which will then reformat it to its own format.

    If you are putting it into another PS3 do you need to format it?? I don't know as I don't use gaming consoles.
     
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