USB 2.0 Hdisk Not Seen

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    I just bought a pocket size external Hdisk and it says it is a USB 2.0 only. I think I have only USB 1.1 on my PC. Is there a way that I can use this Hdisk like an adaptor? Thanks.
     
  2. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    By the way, the external Hdisk has not been formatted yet. After connecting it to my pc is says that it would not run at full speed since I only have a 1.1 USB ports but in explorer you can't see it. I think it should display since my usb has detecte it at lower speed so that I can format it. How can I do this? Thanks.
     
  3. madmatt

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    USB 2.0 devices SHOULD work on USB 1.1 just at the slower rates. Case in point: I use a WD Passport 120GB USB 2.0 device that goes every where with me. A Gateway 600MHz Celeron PC was able to install it and access it.

    Did it install the drivers when you first hooked it up?

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    Can you see the drive in Disk Management (Start, Run, diskmgmt.msc)?
     
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  4. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    That's what I thought too but it recognized it with all the drivers of Samsung and finally it said that Found Hardware- will function properly but I can't see it under explorer. I ran diskmgmt.msc but only the internal hardisk is only displayed. What else can I do? :(
     
  5. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    I reboot the pc and ran diskmgmt.msc again and saw the External drive as "unallocated". I am formatting it now. After formating I will see what happens. Thanks.
     

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  6. madmatt

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    That's why it won't show up in Windows Explorer. WE only shows formatted drives.
     
  7. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok. I'll wait for the format to finish and check it out again. Thank you.