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Accessing a sata to usb hard drive

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Last response: in Storage
December 27, 2010 12:39:48 AM

I have attached a hard drive using a sata to usb bridge cable. I am using windows 7 and the device shows up in the device manager but it is not listed in the drives. How do I access the data on the drive, thanks for your responses.

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a c 415 G Storage
December 27, 2010 5:59:49 AM

Is this a new drive? If so, you'll need to partition and format it before Windows will assign a drive letter to it, and it needs a drive letter before it will show up in Windows Explorer.

Click "Start" -> Right-click "Computer" and select "Manage"

Click "Disk Management" in the left pane

Scroll to the BOTTOM of the middle pane and find your drive. Right-click it and create a volume (this partitions the drive) and then format it.

Once you've done this, it should have a drive letter and it should show up in Windows Explorer.
March 27, 2013 12:58:39 AM

Thanks so much this did the trick
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