Why can't I see my second WD external drive?
Posted on 2011-03-04
I have a Server 2003 R2 Standard box with a 2TB Western Digital MyBook external hard drive with a USB connection. This drive is full so I am trying to replace it with an 8TB WD ShareSpace.
When I try to connect it to an available USB port on my box it doesn't see it either in disc management or the WD SmartWare. I know this is a stupid question but can anybody confirm for me that this is because the Share Space is a network device and cannot connect via the USB ports intended to daisy chain other devices if needed?
If I am not correct can someone please point me in the right direction? I really don't want to try to pull 2TB across my network.