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Simply cannot get external drive to work

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I have a 1.8" laptop hard drive, which I then put in an enclosure I got off the Internet.

I plugged it in, expecting it to work. It's USB, and 2x USB cables are plugged in, to provide power to the drive, like so:



I get the usual pop-ups in the corner. USB Device detected; Installed; Working correctly. I check my Device Manger, which looks like so:



The two USB ports used are drives F: and G:. These 2 drives appear in both my Computer, and the bottom portion of Disk Management.

If I attempt to format either the F or G drive in My Computer, by right-clicking, I am told: "There is no disk in drive F (or G). Insert a disk, and then try again."

These drives don't show up in partionmagic, and in Disk Management, right-clicking the drives just lets me change the assigned drive letter, or view properties, no option to format the drive.

Where do I go from here?
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Have you gone to the their website and downloaded the newest driver and software? And maybe try plugging the two into different slots or switch them around.
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