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160gb usb connected hard drive not detected by bios

Last response: in Storage
June 29, 2011 7:21:32 PM

I connected a hitachi 160gb HDD to a new usb cable arrangement and on 2 machines neither bios or windows installation detects it.
When I swap the hdd to a 40gb seagate barracuda BOTH SYSTEMS BIOSES AND WINDOWS DETECT IT WITHOUT A PROBLEM.
I tried using the internal PSU of the PC as power supply instead of the psu supplied and it still won't work.
So its something to do with the Hitachi HDD.

Anyone have a clue?

Greg :( 
June 29, 2011 7:39:09 PM

probably a dead drive. but does the drive spin when you have it plugged in and the computer on?
a b G Storage
June 29, 2011 10:05:47 PM

Do you have the USB enabled in the bios? Is the drive a SATA or IDE drive?
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