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Old 01-18-2006, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem with USB enclosure

I have an ADS usb enclosure. The problem is that it works with my Maxtor 6gb hard drive, but when I put in my Western Digital 120gb hard drive, it doesn't work.

My laptop sees it when I plug it into the USB port (makes the noise and shows up on device manager) by the drive never shows up in my computer.

I'm thinking it may be a power issue, but does a bigger (more gig) hard drive take more power?

My next thing is to plug it into a desktop USB port and see if it works.

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Old 01-18-2006, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok it worked on a desktop, but I had to go to disk management and re-initialize the drive.

Now I plugged it back into my laptop and in disk management it shows up as a dynamic & foreign drive. My only option is to convert it into a basic drive which would erase it.

Any clue on what to do next?

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Old 01-18-2006, 03:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what physical size was the drive you to out and what size is the one you put in? did you check the jumpers, i had a similar problem but chaning it to master worked
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