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

11 Sep 2015   #31
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Here are several things you can try

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

And a very good post by our resident recovery expert
My external hard drive suddenly became unllocated:


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18 Nov 2015   #32
MaxHiro

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Try this, The drive needs to be initalized and formatted. Right click on computer, select manage, in the left column select disk management select your SSD, it probably will not show up top but will below, You should bet a message about initalizing the drive. I am assuming this is a new drive. Formatting will erase all data on it. After that process is complete and a drive letter assigned, it will show upp in computer(windows explorer). See if that works.

EDIT: You may find this tutorial intresting. Transferring the OS to SSD. You may have a problem with space and depending on what program you do the clone with, Alignment may be an issue. The best program to use sis Paragon Migrate. Unfortunately it is not free, $19.95, but it works perfect.
Hello,
I was not sure where to send a visitor message or PM to user Essenbe but I just wanted him as well as all of you to know that this advice in the first paragraph allowed me to sort out my m.2 situation. I'd basically bought the wrong type of m.2 SSD (turned out my Mobo did not support sata but pcie only). So I bought an adaptor for my SSD and was having issues with it being recognized fully. It would basically show up under devices but would not migrate so I followed the above instructions and it was auto detected as soon as I opened the window which allowed me to format and get it working properly. I also found out I had half a TB on another drive that had been forgotten about so big win and MANY MANY thanks.
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