Hello Seven forums,
I have been trying for a day or so and have finally run out of ideas as to what to do with the problem below.
I have recently purchased a Samsung 64 bit 470 SSD so I can upgrade my Asus K53SJ (Win 7 Home Premium, 8 Gig RAM. i5 2410 CPU) laptop.
I have purchased a Conrad USB 2 SATA enclosure so I can format the new SSD and then clone the O.S.... then take out the internal 2.5 WD Blue Scorpion 640 SATA drive and pop in the new SSD. (this is just for my O.S and music programs)
When I plug in the USB SATA enclosure with the SSD in... it does not show up, ie windows does not respond in anyway to the new device being plugged in.
When I go to Control panel-Hardware and sound-devices and printers section there is an Icon an present titled USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge. I then click on the Icon and it is shown as disk drive.
I have been to hardware manager and it is shown in the drive section as Samsung 470 series SSD USB Device, also in the usb section as mass storage device.
So Win 7 is kinda not being a good girl and finding it naturally as it should.
Lol, this is driving me crazy, how do I get the drive to be recognised so I can format it and then clone the O.S?
I have tried the following:
A multitude of USB cables, Powered USB Hub, plugged in the drive on diff usb ports on the laptop.
The darn thing is still not reacting in anyway...
I have other usb drives that I use for all my samples and data ... these all work without any problems as soon as I plug them in.
I have also got out my old XP laptop and when I plugged in the SSD in the enclosure the machine it installed all the drivers right from the bat. But also I could not find it in the my computer section just the internal drive and dvd drive.
The darn thing was also listed in the hardware manager just like my newer Asus.
Is the usb sata enclosure faulty? Or have I lost the plot. LOL.
I would be grateful if you could suggest something so I can get the pesky little thing to work.
Thanks in advance.