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USB to IDE HDD connection problem.


Beetlecrusher

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I recently bought a USB to IDE connection kit so that I could back up all my photos 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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Jollyjohn

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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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