Running 2 external hard drives through laptop Tags: Drivers Laptops External Hard Drive Windows XP Last response: July 23, 2011 1:07 AM in Windows XP Share Rich-67 July 22, 2011 5:57:33 AM Hello I need some help here. I am trying to recover information from an external hard drive. There is too much for my laptop so I got myself a Seagate 1tb to put it on but my laptop wont find it. Both hard drives are powered up. I am running windows xp Any advise will be very welcome Thanks Rich More about : running external hard drives laptop | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove AntiZig Laptop Expert July 22, 2011 1:29:02 PM is your Seagate Brand new? Have you formatted it? how old is your laptop? does it have USB 2.0/3.0 controller? if you only have USB 1.2 it will probably take a while for it to recognize such a big HDD. | Report abuse Rich-67 July 23, 2011 1:07:42 AM Today it has found it. My lap top is a few years old so i shall assume that was the problem Thanks for the advise | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows XP>Running 2 external hard drives through laptop> Related ressources: ForumCan I put windows xp on an external Hard drive to use on Laptop running windows Forum1TB external hard drive with no power cord required (runs on USB 2 .0) ForumExternal (USB) Hard Drives + Reverse Polarity Front USB Connector ForumSSD plus 1 HDD vs. 2 HDDs in RAID 0 or use external drives for video editing on ForumOne terabyte Hitachi external hard drive not recognized ForumHow to ask for help ForumExternal Hard drives ...help ForumExternal hard drive not showing correct gig capacity ForumFormatting Hard drive ? through laptop ? wha? ForumAutomatic mirror / backups to external hard drive on wireless network? ForumExternal Hard Drive Strange Problem Forumlaptop with 2 hard drives ? ForumHow do I reformat XP without use of my screen, or run it ONLY through external m Forumexternal hard drives ForumExternal hard drives and cases ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! ForumScan external hard disk ForumDrives Not detected ForumLaptop screen odd behavior ForumClean laptop More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !