External Hardrive Problem

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  1. gooser898

    gooser898 Regular Member

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    Hey guys,
    I have just bought an external hard drive. i bought the case and the hard drive separately. I have bought the samsung HM320ii hard drive. The problem i have is that my laptop can't seem to recognize the hard drive. What do think might be the problem?
    i have no idea.
    I really appreciate any help here guys. thanks
     
  2. whitecat

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    You probably have to mount the hard drive. Did the HD come with an install CD?
     
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    does anything show up on you system? check/replace cables. try pluging it into another system and see if it works. i have spilled coffee, coke, and other fluids on mine, stepped on it, dropped it and it still works. is it pre-formatted?
     
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  4. gooser898

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    thanks guys for the advice. I have looked for the drivers but i could not find any. I have no idea whether it is pre-formatted. i can't have a look because it's not recognized by the laptop. And i have not had any advice from messages saying replace cable etc.
    thank guys
     
  5. whitecat

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    Oh, it's probably not formatted.
     
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    yeh external hdds are kinda standart, every windows higher than 98 should usually install them without any drivers, USB__....

    probably not formatted, maybe power supply, maybe just read the manual with tells you the installation process, maybe just play around a little...
     
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    hey guys how would i format the external hard drive. if it is not recognized by the computer? I thought brand new hard disks were pre-formatted?
     
  8. Alex Brooks

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    When I got my 1TB external HDD, I just turned it in and plugged it in, I've swapped it around a number of systems before without having to install any drivers or anything like that, atlhough I don't recall having to format mine... What operatoring system are you running? I'd just go to google for this kind of help. :)
     
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  9. gooser898

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    I am using vista. I have tried to google for the problem, without success.