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. m 0 l mariemac64 March 27, 2013 12:58:39 AM Thanks so much this did the trick m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan't access Hard drive from USB - SATA cable Forum Accessing sata drive from ubuntu with SATA to USB adapter only gives brief connection to HDD Forum SolvedI have a SATA to usb cable plugged into my laptop usb port. I'm trying to get all the stuff off my old desktop Hard Drive. The Forum Accessing SATA hard drive Forum SolvedHard drive in RAW format when plugged to SATA mobo but NTFS when plugged to USB mobo Forum windows XP SP2 resets when accessing USB 2.0 hard drive Forum Solved3.5" SATA Hard Drive in a 5.25" SATA Optical Drive USB Enclosure? Forum SolvedWhat's a reliable USB to SATA/IDE hard drive adapter? Forum SolvedAnyone knows of some software to access a hard drive from an optical drive or USB pendrive? Forum SolvedHard drive speed too slow - SSD, USB 2.0, IDE, SATA Forum SolvedSATA and USB external hard drive issue Forum Cannot access an external USB Sata drive Forum How to format a new toshiba hard drive? Im using a sata/ide usb to my laptop. The hdd shows up in the device manager, but n Forum USB to IDE/SATA adapter for Windows 8 hard drive Forum USB port on external hard drive broke, has SATA connectors Forum SATA III hard drive for USB 3.0 enclosure? Forum SolvedHow do you get a Toshiba external hard drive to pop up once usb cord is plugged in so that i can access my files? Forum How to transfer data from laptop hard drive via SATA to USB Forum Reclaiming Files on Hard Drive Using Sata to USB Adapters Forum Does SATA external hard drive work with usb connection Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !