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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to aliyuibrahim11 Register or log in to remove phil22 Laptop Expert 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. | Report abuse Reply to phil22 Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>My samsung G2 portable 500GB can not be detected on my laptop> Related ressources: ForumTrying to get 500gb portable storage for MBP ForumNext move after fresh install of Windows 7 on Intel X25-M ( G2 ) ?? ForumNeed a portable gaming laptop for College for $1000 ForumSamsung 830 128GB detected as Sata1 (1.5G) drive ForumPortable laptop advice needed ForumLaptop with vista wont recognise seagate 500gb external hard drive ForumSamsung 2.5" HM500JI failed; makes sequence of 5x3 beeps ForumMy passport hard disk not detected ForumWD passport 500gb vs. seagate freeagent go 500gb ForumWD Scorpio blue 500gb HDD not working ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? Forum[Solved] SATA to IDE adapter for laptop? ForumHelp on Samsung HE103SJ for $60 Forum[Solved] The Samsung 830 Apocalypse ForumI am not able to access my 32gb sandisk flash drive in windows 7 on hp laptop an ForumLooking at Samsung 830 128gb, can I do better for the money? ForumToshiba laptop hard drive forum ForumSamsung 830 256GB X2 (512GB RAID 0) & Intel RST question ForumUnable to boot windows from Samsung 840 ForumWhere can i buy PCB for 500GB WD External HDD? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !