I have a 40(42)MB (that's right, megabyte) Quantum ProDrive ELS 50 pin SCSI hard drive that I found while cleaning my house. I used it about 8 or 10 years ago in my 386 and I wanted to pull all of my old data off of it (I had a lot of school papers and projects that I used to work on). I THINK it was formatted FAT16 and I don't remember how many partitions it had.
Anyway, I hook it up to my WinXP machine and go to the "Add new Hardware" wizard and low and behold it sees and recognizes it as a "QUANTUM ELS42S SCSI Disk Device". So far so good, but it didn't assign it a drive letter.
I go to Control Panel -> Administrative tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management and it says the following next to the drive:
I am nervous to initialize it. I don't want to erase anything on the disk. How do I read the data and assign the drive a drive letter? Do I need a special plugin to view a FAT16 drive in WinXP? Please help... I really wan to retrieve this stuff... thanks!!!!!!