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USB 2.0 Hdisk Not Seen

percy

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
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.
 

percy

OSNN Senior Addict
#2
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.
 

madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#3
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?

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

OSNN Senior Addict
#4
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? :(
 

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