2.5 External Drive / Caddy Help Please - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

2.5 External Drive / Caddy Help Please

Deal4Me Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Hi All

Took a hard drive out of a laptop, and bought a 2.5 caddy thing.

First time I used one of these, I connect via USB, the light comes on the caddy, and I was expecting an external drive to appear under my computer but this is not the case.

Is it supposed to be plug in, and go? Or do I need drivers for these things etc?

Any ideas?

Thanks
Deal4Me Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Options

All Comments

(10) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
1 Like #1
Caddy is dodgy. I have the exact same problem, I stick the USB cable in and the drive lights up, but PC doesn't find it due to the USB connection being faulty, so I have to spend minutes getting it into perfect position.
#2
Argh damn, bought it off here a long time ago, and only just got round to using it. Any chance it could be anything else though?
#3
Did anything istall at all, did the 'found new hardware' icon appear?
Is the Hard drive actually functioning, this would occur if the drive was dead.
#4
Sometimes the little USB icon comes up, nothing installs. 9/10 nothing happens.

Thanks
1 Like #5
If you're sure that you've fitted the hard drive into the caddy correctly, then it should be plug and play, either the caddy is faulty, the usb port is faulty, or the hard drive is faulty.
#6
the dandy p
If you're sure that you've fitted the hard drive into the caddy correctly, then it should be plug and play, either the caddy is faulty, the usb port is faulty, or the hard drive is faulty.


Thanks for that. There's only one way of fitting so I guess there's a fault somewhere.

Cheers, repped both of you.

Don't know what to do with it now!
#7
if you have another hard drive lying around, or in another laptop, give that one a try in the caddy, if it works then you know the first hard drive is dead.
#8
the dandy p
if you have another hard drive lying around, or in another laptop, give that one a try in the caddy, if it works then you know the first hard drive is dead.


Yup, trouble is, I have no other hard drives, nor caddys :-(

Dead end for me.

Thanks though
banned 1 Like #9
If the hard drive was working ok, double check you connected it in the caddy correctly.

If you have a double ended usb cable for the caddy, plug both into the usb sockets of the computer,
had this issue myself with a 2.5 caddy. Doesn't work with single usb but does with both plugged in.

1 usb in caddy, 2 usb's in computer.

Only other thing I can think of is the format of the drive may be incorrect.


Hope it helps
1 Like #10
soupy
If the hard drive was working ok, double check you connected it in the caddy correctly.

If you have a double ended usb cable for the caddy, plug both into the usb sockets of the computer,
had this issue myself with a 2.5 caddy. Doesn't work with single usb but does with both plugged in.

1 usb in caddy, 2 usb's in computer.

Only other thing I can think of is the format of the drive may be incorrect.


Hope it helps

Oh wow thank you very much. I remember it coming with a double ended usb, but I had used a single one as I had loads knocking about, but the double one works!

Thanks a bunch! repped:thumbsup:

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!