External HD issue NTFS issue maybe?

Posted on 2007-10-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
So this weekend I was upgrading my XP Pro pc, put in a sata raid 1 and took out my old 200 gig ide drive.  I thought Id take the 200 gig (Maxtor) drive and drop it into my external enclosure and take the 160 gig drive in the enclosure and put it in my tivo.

This is the enclosure.

So I reformatted my 200 gig to NTFS and transferred all my files over to it, dropped it in the external enclosure and away I went.  Now Ive done this 3 times before with no problems except this time.

My Computer reads drive L: as 189GB total size and 85.1 GB free space.  I double click on it and I only see one file folder named a_backup.  At first I think shit, did I transfer all that data, but I know I did.  So something in me says delete it and I do.  As soon as I delete that folder a new one pops up which is the second folder carinne_backup.  It seems to me that its only displaying one folder.

So I start troubleshooting.  Change all the jumpers on the drive, master, slave, cable select, no change.  Then I think its NTFS maybe the permissions.  I delete all the users, take ownership of the drive, apply it to sub-folders and files, no change.  WTF?

So I plug it back in internally to my Secondary Slave IDE and it shows up FINE all files and folders in tack.  WTF?

Ideas?  Does the drive being a Maxtor and the enclosure being WD really make that much difference?
Question by:pwjohnston
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    are you sure the enclosure is ok? can you test it with another disk?
    and the backup files suggest to me that the enclosure ran a backup of some sort - is there some soft installed with it?
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