Trying to read exFAT hard drive with Windows 7
Posted on 2014-07-21
I have a 3TB Samsung External hard drive with data on it that I need access too. When I have the hard drive in the Samsung enclosure (with the little circuit board/controller board attached), my Windows machine can read it just fine. It shows a large exFAT partition and I can see all the data. For various reasons, I want to take the hard drive out of the Samsung enclosure and use as SATA to USB adapter that I have. When I use the SATA to USB adapter, it recognizes the hard drive but Windows tells me that it needs to be formatted and I can't see the exFAT partition or the data. Does the little controller board in the enclosure have some sort of translator function that enables this hard drive to ONLY be read in the native enclosure? I tried another generic SATA enclosure device and that didn't work either.