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Windows 7: reading a HDD in a Caddy

02 Oct 2011   #1
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 
reading a HDD in a Caddy

Is there any software program that can read a HDD in a caddy irrespective of the formatting of the files.

What I'm trying to read is a HDD out of a Humax 9200 PVR.


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02 Oct 2011   #2
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

oops sorry I didn't understand the question at first.

I thought you were wanting windows to access it. which it will not do usually. windows only likes to see other windows installs
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03 Oct 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums wysiwyg49. What format are the videos in? You can try this VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
If this is a USB attached HDD, it may not work and you'd need an eSATA enclosure.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by serpentracer View Post
oops sorry I didn't understand the question at first.

I thought you were wanting windows to access it. which it will not do usually. windows only likes to see other windows installs
Not quite true, Windows 7 can read/write to a HDD with only files on it if it has FAT32 or NTFS format, maybe FAT16, but I've not tested this.
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03 Oct 2011   #4
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 

It is a SATA caddy, but being unable to read the HDD can't say what the format is,

Putting in a spare HDD it sees it and opens it.

So it can't be a windows type format.
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03 Oct 2011   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Is it a USB caddy? Did you get any error like missing drivers?
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03 Oct 2011   #6
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Possibly you are locked out of it because of Digital Copyrights issues....

They have a Forum where you may find other ideas and info.
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03 Oct 2011   #7
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Is it a USB caddy? Did you get any error like missing drivers?
Yes its a USB caddy, and no, no messages at all.
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03 Oct 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg49 View Post
It is a SATA caddy, but being unable to read the HDD can't say what the format is,

Putting in a spare HDD it sees it and opens it.

So it can't be a windows type format.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Is it a USB caddy? Did you get any error like missing drivers?
Yes its a USB caddy, and no, no messages at all.
Sorry, that's a bit confusing.
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03 Oct 2011   #9
wysiwyg49

WINDOWS7 32BIT PROFESSIONAL
 
 

Whats confusing, there is no indication of recognition, no error messages, nothing.
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03 Oct 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Is the caddy connected via USB or eSATA? Not the HDD interface.
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