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Hi all.

I needed a little ekstra space for my laptop, and got a 160 GB 2,5" HDD from a friend. the problem is that i cant find the drive in wondows. when i plug it in, using a usb dock, i can see that windows searches for drivers, and both finds and installs a mass storage device driver and a Hitachi driver, but i cant find the drive when i enter my computer. ive tried this in 3 computers, and also tried to connect it normally with sata cables to my desktop, but still nothing. any idea?
btw i can hear that the disk is running while its in the computer.

Thanks in advance
-Ridick2602
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Try going to disk management?

You might have to format the drive, or set up a partition on it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Saffah View Post
Try going to disk management?

You might have to format the drive, or set up a partition on it.
thanks for the quick reply it is now formatted, and i can see it on all 3 computers
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