Quote: Originally Posted by mitch13815
It's disc 1, the H drive, and thanks for the info Anthony, I'll post back if I have any more questions.
What options do you get if you right click on the grey box labeled Disk1 (H
Can you answer this:
Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony
Also check for sound coming from the drive, does it spin up, lights up etc...
Are you hearing any abnormal sounds?
One issue with quite a few WD external drive models are that the controller boards mounted on their drives are not compatible with any standard connector on typical motherboards. In other words the drive is basically installed in a "dumb" enclosure, there are no "smarts" mounted in the enclosure itself. Instead the USB/ATA converter is built into the hard drive's own controller card.
That's different than the way many other brands are built, where they just install a typical hard drive that can be directly installed internally in a laptop/desktop or in the enclosures they sell as external hard drives. These other companies use enclosures that have the USB/ATA converter built in so that they can accomodate any hard drive. So if that USB/ATA converter built into the enclosure fails you can always remove the drive from the enclosure and install it somewhere else.