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Windows 7: good HDD showing up as RAW asking for format via USB cradle

16 Jul 2014   #11
Prozak

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
I see a usb stick and a hard drive in the latest screenshot. Where is the external disk ... size about 465GB ??

that's the external disk back in the original laptop.... Sorry for the confusion, have to read carefully to follow my madness.


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16 Jul 2014   #12
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What kind of USB enclosure you are using ? (make and model).
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16 Jul 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If I were you, I would leave the disk in the laptop. You may risk losing the whole thing if you keep mucking around with it.
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16 Jul 2014   #14
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

This is a very interesting thread.

The drive appears fine in it's proper location, the laptop.

When it is in a USB enclosure the USB adapter is used to connect it to the Desktop the entire disk appears as RAW in Disk Mgmt, but PW shows two parts; 11.72 GB unallocated, and 454.04 GB Type: Other

Both the Desktop and Laptop are Lenovo machines and the respective Disk0 have the identical layout (system, OS, Recovery) except for the slight variances in size.

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Looking at the PW screen shots, when the drive in enclosed is connected using the USB adapter it seems as though the System and Recovery parts are presented together in the unallocated part. When the drive is in the Laptop, the parts are presented normally.

No solution in this post, just thinking out loud.
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16 Jul 2014   #15
Prozak

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
What kind of USB enclosure you are using ? (make and model).
its a Tripp-lite USB to SATA/IDE adapter, model U238-000. Its just a cheap tool ive been using for years to recover data. I haven't tried connecting it to the motherboard directly, but I suppose I could try that.

and to the comment about mucking around with it ? I'm a network technician and have been for 15 years. Moving a hard drive around is not going to ruin it. Why I'm doing this is not important. I'm just looking for the reason & solution. I need to get this to work to test something else.
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16 Jul 2014   #16
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prozak View Post
... I haven't tried connecting it to the motherboard directly, but I suppose I could try that.
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That would provide more information
- please post both Disk Mgmt & PW screen shots if you decide to connect it directly to a port in the Desktop

Have you used the enclosure adapter and this particular drive together successfully in the past?

Thanks,

Bill
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16 Jul 2014   #17
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
its a Tripp-lite USB to SATA/IDE adapter, model U238-000. Its just a cheap tool ive been using for years to recover data.
Have you tried another HDD as a test ?. May be the converter just gone bad. Since you are a networking pro, i assume you won't have difficulty to get another HDD for testing.
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17 Jul 2014   #18
Prozak

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

So I connected the HDD directly to the motherboard, and what do you know? It worked perfectly, making the USB adapter the culprit. Time for a new one. Thanks for the help.
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17 Jul 2014   #19
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Good news Prozak.

Shop for a new one very carefully. There are a lot of threads about this same type of behavior, all with different enclosures, adapters - and different drives

Unfortunately, I don't have a good recommendation. The issue seems to be represented fairly evenly across the board.

Pleas update the thread with what you get and if it works or doesn't work (that will help making a recommendation). If it doesn't work, I'm sure you'll try another brand / type.

Thanks,

Bill
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