External HDD Enclosure Not Recognised Windows!

  Major Disaster 12:28 03 Jan 2007


Need some help please! Please note this is the first time ive done something this complex (other than adding RAM - Newbie alert!)

I had 2 x 250GB hard drives in my Dell.

I use one for Apps and OS and the other for Docs.

I wanted to put the Docs Hard drive in an external enclosure so that it would be portable and in case of problems with the PC, be easy to rescue.

So i got an Icy Box IB-360AStUs-BL

But the problem is when i plug it in, i can not acess the drive.

Further Details:
1. Im not sure if i installed the drive in the bay correctly. The drive is SATA, and ive used a cable that attaches it to 2 "things" The connectors are thin, with a row of pins. One is longer than the other. Is this correct?

2. The box came with screws, but i havent used any of them?

3. When i first plugged it in Windows poped up saying "found new hardware..." and all seemed well... then nothing.

4. The CD that came with the box was for Windows 98 = useless!

5. Device manager shows no problems.

Any ideas?

  MichelleC 16:42 03 Jan 2007

Try setting the jumpers to Master. If not ok it'll bump you anyway.

  ed-0 16:46 03 Jan 2007

Look in disk management for the drive.

Right click my computer > manage > disk management. Is it shown there?

  Major Disaster 18:29 03 Jan 2007

Ive got it working, thanks.

It was what MichelleC was saying, i just plugged on cable into a different hole and it all worked!

But now a new problem, when ever i boot up i get error message

Hard drive Sata 2 not found, F1 to continue...

Which is of course correct, but also annoying. You know how to stop this message (other than hitting f1!), might start a new topic...

Thanks guys

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:22 03 Jan 2007

go into bios and delete the sata2 setting.

  ed-0 19:57 03 Jan 2007


SATA drives do not have master / slave jumpers. They just have manaufacturers testing connections or spin down jumpers.

As to the problem, disable in bios as Fruit Bat /\0/\

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