Please excuse me if this is a stupid question or I have missed something obvious, but I have never before bought a SATA HDD new and therefore presumably unformatted.
Anyway got a new WD 500GB from Scan today and put it into my IcyBox external enclosure but could not see the drive on any PC
So put it into my desktop PC obviously on a SATA controller on the motherboard. Cannot see the drive in My Computer but can see it in device manager.
Then tried it with another USB to SATA convertor and again cannot see the drive in My Computer but can see it in Device Manager.
Am I doing something stupid here as I cannot see the drive to even format it?
Whenever I have bought the old IDE HDD I have just added it to the PC, My Compter sees it and then the drive can be formatted.
Any yes the IcyBox, desktop PC and USB to SATA adapter are all working because they can see my other SATA HDD.
Any help freatfully received