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USB to IDE HDD connection problem.
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Posted May 6, 2013 at 11:52AM
I recently bought a USB to IDE connection kit so that I could back up all my photo
s and videos to a spare 160gb hard drive I had lying about. I`m running Windows 7 and the driver was automatically installed and the computer recognises it in Devices and Printers and says thet the device is working properly.It shows up as USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge. I thought it would be in My Computer and reading and writing to it would be similar to a memory stick or SD card. I would like to format the drive and store folders on it but have no idea how to proceed. Any advice will be gratefully received.
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Posted May 6, 2013 at 1:19PM
Double check the jumper on the HDD - it needs to set as Master.
Don't forget power to the drive.
Then go to Control Panel - Admin tools - Computer management - storage and see if the HDD is listed there. It may need formatting and a drive letter assigned before W7 will see it.
After that it should show up under Computer.
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