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Windows 7: USB SATA Eclosure with SSD installed drive not recognised fully.

05 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Another SSD convert. Yay! Congratulations on a job well done...enjoy your newfound speed.

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05 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

I'm always an early adopter of new tech, but often feel I should have waited for the kinks and niggles to be ironed out. Luckily with SSD's I haven't encountered any yet.
Only question I ask myself is would I really have noticed the difference between my sata3 550MBps varient over a cheaper say 250+ version on sata2?

I'm in the market for one in my macbook and a second one for my gaming pc as my current 120gb is filling up, may skimp on these lol

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05 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Probably not, unless you have some kind of need for constantly transferring (copying/moving) huge amounts of data. That's where raw speed would shine.
But for most general usage, I doubt you'll see a great difference since the true strength of any SSD lies in its access time being fractions of a millisecond - a world of difference to what HDs can manage to this day.
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05 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 bit custom build. XP Professional on other studio machines.
 
 
The power of the darkside (SSD)

Hi Seven Forum Members,

I only have a small Samsung 470 Series 64 gig as boot drive for O.S and music program's, but oh boy is it worth it.

I went for Samsung as it was quality rather than raw speed I was after.

I have read many, many articles on SSD. Words cannot justify how good they are.

I will be keeping my eye on the SSD section from the experts comments on SevenForums so I can keep it in good shape.

I have been using computers for music since the days of Atari ST .. my little Asus is like so fast now its kinda unreal... everything is just so quick.

Have a great day.
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20 Sep 2012   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
USB SATA Eclosure with SSD installed drive not recognised

I found the thread and tried to reply to it but it's too old. I am dealing with an old issue apparently.

I bought SamSung 128GB SSD and installed it successfuly on my computer. I ran out of space real quick so I upgraded to something larger. I need to have the data removed from the 128SSD and format and return to Amazon.

I placed the 128 SSD in an external case and it is not recognized in windows nor in Computer Mangement->DIsk Management.

The thread talks about initializing the external drive but I don't see that option.

I tried different cables, different computers. My usb recognizes other external drives and usb thumbdrives - everything but the 128SSD in the external hard case. I tried another hard drive in the external case and that works. I isolated to 128SSD not being recognized.

Help?
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20 Sep 2012   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Jimnycricket, welcome to Seven Forums. If the 128 Samsung was working and recognized when it was in the computer, can you put it back in and see if it is recognized then? Once you can get it recognized, the Samsung Magician software that comes with it has a secure erase function with it. Use that to do a secure erase.
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20 Sep 2012   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It was working well and it does recognize when mounted on the laptop. I was hoping to avoid that but I will try that solution. I was hoping that you would reply.
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20 Sep 2012   #18

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Here I am on the 129SSD back on my laptop. I tried to secure erase but it will not let me because it is OS disk - it has my windows 7 on it. While I am here, I will delete via windows explorer what I can of my personal data and perhaps contemplate returning it. I thought about keeping it for a back up storage but it's just too small.
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20 Sep 2012   #19

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

If you can get it recognized as an external drive, you can use the Samsung Magician. There are other ways to do a secure erase with a program called Parted Magic. The instructions are here.

If you can use it as an external drive, it would be good to hold your user files and save space on your OS drive.
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20 Sep 2012   #20

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I am not able to get it recognized as an external drive. That has been my issue.
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