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sata harddisk connected xp using usb doesn't recognized

I got sata 750G h.d.d contected to xp through usb, but xp doesn't recognize the HDD.
How can I access this drive?
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8/22/2022 - Mon

Check in Disk Management and Device Manager see it system see the drive there?

If it is seen in disk management, you might need to format, partition, assign drive letter, etc.

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ethar turky

PUNKY, it's not appear in both Disk Management , Device Manager .
nobus, when I connect the drive (power) I hear it's sound, but doesnt see anything on my computer or any sound.
I change the usb cable.


Check in bios see if the USB is enabled or not.
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ethar turky

I use usb with other devices.
ethar turky

also the hd it self was working

Does the usb enclosure have its own power supply? and it supports 48 bits LBA addressing? If you hook up that drive on other system, does it recognized no problem?

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ethar turky

yes, it has it's own.
I don't know about supports 48 bits LBA addressing.

it's not working on any other system.


If it is not working on any system, you might have a clue about the drive: it is faulty drive! If you just bought, then return and get replacement. If out of warranty, then you should disassemble the drive from enclosure and hook up directly to motherboard (Thru IDE or SATA cable), check in bios see if the drive detected correctly size, and then see it in windows environment.

exactly what i said ...
you can open the enclosure, and test drive and enclosure separately
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