I've been given severel old HDD's, three I can access: One still has data on, one is formatted "FAT32" and one "exFAT"...don't recognise this format suspect I can re-format to NTFS?
Other ones I just can't access. I've tried various jumper settings, and without jumpers. System "acknowledges" when they are powered up, but they don't show in Computer. Right clicking "Safely Remove", shows they are all connected via "comms port 3" and proclaim "This device is working correctly". powering them down brings a message "Cannot stop device due to unknown error" "DO NOT STOP"!! >>too late, I already have!
Any advice on how to gain access to these rogue drives?
Hi Strawballs, Disk Management just shows my internal Disk, no sign of this usb caddy. I've just deleted the generic windows USB Mass storage driver that was applied to this disk, (Tried updating it first but Windows said it was current)now windows says it cannot find a suitable driver....refer to MFG.
Strawballs: I'll never understand these damned HDD's! I've managed to communicate "normally" (where they show in Computer) with 4 of these 6 drives. Two have the jumpers set to master, two have them set to slave!
The remaining two units which just show in device Mgr.as "USB Mass Storage devices", are totally unreachable, wherever the jumper is,(or isn't)!