I bought a 60gb 1.8" off of ebay and an external case for it. i put it all together (I think right)....
This is what it looks like
This is the case
You can see the cable thing that goes from the circuit board to the hard drive. I pressed the cable into the hard drive.. it only went like half way in. I connected the external hdd to my computer and the green light comes on and my computer does
"Detect New Hardware". It installs correctly and it's ready to use, so I'm assuming everything is connected correctly.
The hdd wont pop up as a storage device in My Computer though and I don't know what's up. I figured since it installed correctly and everything it would pop up with a drive letter.
The same problem persists on two different computers.
My Computer (right click) > Manage > Disk Management.
I'm on my girlfriends computer. She has the c: drive and a d: partition on that same drive. Then she has a bunch of "Removable Disk" drives (F,G,H, and I) There's nothing there so I don't know why they're there.. anyway, that's not my problem. Under Disk Management there is a Disk Five
That's the 1.8". The removable drives sday "Removable" then " No Media" under them - Disk Five says "Unknown" "Not Initialized" under it. I right click it and try to initialize it and it says "The Device is Not Ready".
The drive under the properties is recognized as an 811 ATA/ATAPI device USB device
DEvice Type: Disk drives
Manufactureer: (Standard disk drives)
Location: on USB mass Storage Device
Device Status ---- This Device is working properly
Here's my problem. Under Volumes
Disk: Disk 5
Satus: Not Initialized
Partition Style: Not Applicable
Unallocated space: 0
Reserved space: 0
And there's nothing under the Volumes at the botom.
Now I'm worried i don't have it connected right and I'm pretty sure I did it like I'm suposed to. The thing, again, didn't go all the way in - but as far as it would...