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    Hard Drive Not Recognized
    « on: March 18, 2009, 12:27:44 PM »
    Hi everyone. I have a problem that I am hoping someone here can help me with. I have an external maxtor one touch hard drive that my son tripped on the usb cord and it was ripped from the back of the unit. So, as opposed to paying for a new external case I picked up a sata2 cable and a sata power adapter, but the thing is that the drive is not being recognized. Is there some sort of driver that I need to be able to use an external as an internal, or is it even possible to use an external internally, or could I even have picked up the wrong cable (sata2), the drive is a 500gb seagate barracuda 7200. My thanks to anyone who responds. -props


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    Re: Hard Drive Not Recognized
    « Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 04:46:23 AM »
    Well you have a number of things working against you....
     But i doubt you can use an external as an internal without inccuring some problems....

    but then again im not the professional, hopefully carbon helps here...



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      Re: Hard Drive Not Recognized
      « Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 11:04:28 AM »
      your drivers is not been reconise or your computer just dont know if the harddrive is connected?

      normally external harddrive dont need drivers for it to run