I have a 300 gig Samsung IDE disc that works fine while connected on the IDE bus , have run different disctest from ultimate bootdisc, and reformated it several times with ntfs, so i asume that the disc is okey.
but when i mount the disc in any of the different USB cases I have, the disc almost never shows up no matter computer i connect to.
If I wait several days, it will mount on desktop perfectly, but when I disconnect it through the taskbar and reconnect, it shows in windows as a a local disc, and I cant browse the disc. discname has also disapeared.
If I disconnect and reconnect it a third time it wont show up at all.
So if I wait several days, It comes up perfect again.
Doesnt matter if Reformat the drive on the IDE bus, same thing happens in the USB cases.
It should also be noted that I have many discs and they all work fine in my USB cases.
and This behavoir I describe is the same nomatter which XP computer I try this disc with the USB cases.
I dont have any need for another disc inside of my computers , so I am stuck at the moment with a disc that behaves very weird in USB cases.
anyone that reqognize this ?
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Look in programs>administrative tools>computer management>disk management, and see if it's showing up there without a drive letter. If so, right click and assign a drive letter, and you should be good.