Accessing a sata to usb hard drive Tags: Hard Drives SATA USB Storage Last response: March 27, 2013 12:58 AM in Storage Share capfan8 December 27, 2010 12:39:48 AM Hello, 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. More about : accessing sata usb hard drive sminlal 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. mariemac64 March 27, 2013 12:58:39 AM Thanks so much this did the trick Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Problem Ejecting USB and SATA HDD with nothing accessing them Forum Accessing SATA hard drive Forum Reclaiming Files on Hard Drive Using Sata to USB Adapters Forum Trouble Accessing Files on HDD using IDE/ SATA to USB adapter Forum Accessing files from rescued hard drive Forum Accessing SATA hard disk via e- sata cable Forum 500GB sata hard disk not detected in BIOS and Disk management using USB sata cab Forum SATA cable Hard Drive Forum Hard drive speed too slow - SSD, USB 2.0, IDE, SATA Forum External USB Hard Drive problems Forum Hard drive ( SATA ) with operating system converted to external usb Forum Can't Access Data From Hard Drive Through USB Adapter Forum Trouble accessing a laptop hard drive from my PC Forum Hard drive accessing alot Forum IDE/ SATA to USB Adaptor not picking up drive . Forum Does SATA external hard drive work with usb connection Forum Convert internal Sata to USB Forum SSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? Forum Does formatting an external drive erase files Forum Maximum RAID drive size Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !