Connecting a good hard drive externally; computer says it requires the drive be formated
Posted on 2014-07-16
I have 2 Windows 7 laptops, both relatively new, both running W7 Pro x64. They are both running well. If I remove the hard drive from one computer and connect it externally to the other computer, I get a message saying the hard drive must be formatted before it can be used. In Disk Management, the drive shows as RAW.
I used to do this type of thing all the time for backing up files, transferring files from one computer to another, etc. It seems only recently I've been getting this problem.
How can I connect a drive externally and access that drive successfully?