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Samsung Spinpoint HDD Problem

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Having probs getting PC to recognise the new HDD, any ideas? Bought Samsung Spinpoint 1.5TB HDD and connected it to Lacie case, connected and working, sounds like its working, PC's recognise it to …
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banned6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Having probs getting PC to recognise the new HDD, any ideas?

Bought Samsung Spinpoint 1.5TB HDD and connected it to Lacie case, connected and working, sounds like its working, PC's recognise it to an extent, but more like its a device? Its in device manage...click and it just comes up with properties, it comes up in bottom safe removal mode...cant move files to it or browse

any ideas?
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banned6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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banned#2
Drive need initialising in Disk Management?
banned#3
master_chief;8583464
Drive need initialising in Disk Management?


Would have thought it should work instantly?
banned#4
ODB_69
Would have thought it should work instantly?


No, go to computer management> disk management and do it if the disk is showing up.
#5
master_chief
No, go to computer management> disk management and do it if the disk is showing up.


^^This^^ then possibly format it.

Got the same drive today and taking a steady 3 hours to format now and its only at 78%
banned#6
mr.potato_head
^^This^^ then possibly format it.

Got the same drive today and taking a steady 3 hours to format now and its only at 78%


He's on with it.

Wouldn't bother with full format, unnecessary in this day and age and ridiculously time consuming as you're finding out.
#7
master_chief


Wouldn't bother with full format, unnecessary in this day and age and ridiculously time consuming as you're finding out.


Yeah I thought about maybe doing a quick one. What exactly are the benefits of a full format?
banned#8
ODB_69
Would have thought it should work instantly?


With regards to this, as you purchased an OEM internal drive they don't usually come ready out the box hence why you're going through this palaver.
banned#9
mr.potato_head
Yeah I thought about maybe doing a quick one. What exactly are the benefits of a full format?


It's a relic from the old days. Modern disks shouldn't need it. Someone may disagree with me but most people don't bother.
banned#10
right all formatted but when I checked this morning still wasnt recognising it...I'll confirm when I have a proper look tonight

:thumbsup:
#11
Probably have to assign a letter to the drive. and then it will be recognised.
banned 1 Like #12
ODB_69
right all formatted but when I checked this morning still wasnt recognising it...I'll confirm when I have a proper look tonight

:thumbsup:


What comes up in Disk Management now?
banned#13
not to worry guys, plugged it in just now and its working

cheers for the help :thumbsup:

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