2.5 HDD in enclosure not being detected.

February 9, 2011 at 15:10:00
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I put my old PS3 HDD into an enclosure and plugged it into my PC. I managed to format it to FAT32 and while I was transfering files in lost connection. Now everytime I plug it in it doesn't detect in My Computer or Disk Management? What should I do?

It's a metal enclosure that has 2 USB cords. 1 for file transfer and 1 for power.


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#1
February 9, 2011 at 16:17:03
Make sure your HDD is making solid contact in the enclosure.

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#2
February 9, 2011 at 20:08:34
Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Check that out first.
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Rarely, not all the ports on the back of a desktop case may be able to supply 500ma each.

If you have a desktop computer, Note that I answered a Topic on this site where a guy had an external drive, which does require the full 500ma, connected to a port on the back of a desktop case - it would not work properly when a webcam was in the port next to it, but it worked fine when the webcam was unplugged. Ports on the back of a desktop case often have two ports connected to the same USB controller module that are ports one above the other - you could try connecting the cable to one of those and leaving the other un-used.
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#3
February 9, 2011 at 21:00:33
Thanks for your response, I'll try fixing the issue with what you have said and will update the thread.

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