My samsung G2 portable 500GB can not be detected on my laptop Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Samsung Storage Last response: December 14, 2012 11:14 AM in Storage Share aliyuibrahim11 December 14, 2012 6:06:43 AM My Samsung portable 500GB hard drive cant be detected on my laptop, i tried changing the USB cable as well as the port but still it culdnt work More about : samsung portable 500gb detected laptop phil22 a b D Laptop a c 79 G Storage December 14, 2012 11:14:32 AM It may just need a drive letter manually assigning to it as Windows sometimes fails to do that with external hard drives: Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management In the bottom-left panel, find the horizontal ribbon which relates to the Samsung external drive (it might say "Raw" and it will have no drive-letter). Right-click that ribbon and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths" Click "Add" and choose a letter. Click 'OK' With any luck the ribbon text will change to show the drive's actual name and it's letter. It should then be visible in Windows Explorer. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources seagate expansion 500gb Ext. Portable Hard Disk ( not blinking, not detected ) solution SolvedSamsung ssd 840 (500gb) not properly detected in Magician 4.0/4.1 solution Seagate Back Up Plus Portable Drive neither detected nor recognized in Asus k43S Series but was recognized in other Laptop solution Neither BIOS or Windows will detect Samsung 840 500GB SSD Forum Need help finding a portable Laptop (samsung 9 series?) Forum SolvedLaptop detects samsung tv, but no signal solution Samsung mini laptop not detecting usb drive in bios Forum Hi.. my laptop samsung r510 can\'t detect webcam, I tried to install drivers but Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !