ok so i got a Seagate® 500GB hard disk
model: Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS
Im on a laptop and connecting the drives with a Manhattan hi-speed usb 2.0 to sata/ide adapter with power supply
I open disk management with either one of them plugged in, i can hear the disk is running and all, I see Disk1 appear on my disk manager screen... it says unknown and not initialized right on the left on the virtual disk manager
and when I open this screen, it prompts me to initialize the disk
"You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it."
I mark Disk1 and select Master Boot Record as partition style, and when I click OK, there's an error message saying "the device is not ready"
it worked before, it is actually brand-new.
The first time it was used I installed it and formatted on my laptop running windows 7 64bit, then I tried it on a Mac and it wasn't readable, so it was re-formatted (the guy who did it told me it should work on both mac and windows...
), still empty... now i have this problem, I don't know what I can do.
I have the exact same problem with another seagate®
barracuda but this one is 500GB 7200.11 ST3500620AS, this one isn't brand-new, it was on a desktop mac.
pleasee someone help me, I hope I made myself clear, my english is not that good.