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Windows 7: Hard Drive Enclosure not being seen

04 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
Hard Drive Enclosure not being seen

I took one of my old drive from my old computer and installed in the Antec MX-1 Actively Cooled Hard Drive Enclosure.
Then I plug the USB into my note book, the USB to SATA bridge works fine.
However, I can not see the drive in "My Computer".

I have checked a few posts and I looked into Disk Management.
I found that Disk 0 is the internal HDD for the notebook, and Disk 1 is the enclosure HDD, my old drive, but it says that the disk is dynamic and is invalid.

Is that the reason why I can not see my drive in My Computer?
If a convertion is a must, can I still keep my data?

Thanks for your help

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04 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello d...., welcome to the forum
Is it possible to put the drive back into your old PC copy the data off it, format the drive and copy the data back again?
If a conversion is a must there are third party dynamic disc converters which should keep your data intact; Download Dynamic Disk Converter Trial to check the conversion of the dynamic to basic disk I have never used this so I do not know how good it is
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04 May 2011   #3

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2

Hey there!

Is it from an older version of Windows? If so, you can import the disk by right-clicking on it in Disk Management and click Import Disk. It may be seeing it as a foreign disk.

Also, try rebooting and making sure it's properly configured in your BIOS.
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