Can't access my western digital

Hi everyone,

My western digital is a 2.0tb WD20EARS. I bought a 3rd party external HD case which is a generic rosewill case.
i have only used the esata cord to access the drive and never the usb. When I finally tried the usb cable for the first time I can no longer access it let alone see it.
Under disk managment it shows the drive as invaild, when I right click for other options the only highlighted tasks I can do it reactivate. In doing so
I gat an error message saying the action cannot be performed???? any ideas?

it works flawless with the esata cord but i will not always have the convienance of the esata port :/

thank you for all the replies!
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  1. The Rosewill enclosure is the most likely culprit. The internal board which converts the drive's native interface to USB is probably faulty, a very common fault which also afflicts ready-to-use external USB hard drives from the likes of Seagate & WD etc after a while.
  2. phil22 said:
    The Rosewill enclosure is the most likely culprit. The internal board which converts the drive's native interface to USB is probably faulty, a very common fault which also afflicts ready-to-use external USB hard drives from the likes of Seagate & WD etc after a while.



    Awesome thanks for the info, so would you suggest buying a new case or try something like am esata to USB converter?
  3. As eSATA seems to be okay, I would buy an eSATA to USB enclosure.
    Good luck :)
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