Got a 160GB Samsung HDD for use as an external drive. Bought an enclosure for it. Slapped it all together just now. Seems to be recognized and installs itself, shows up on the removeable things list, but the drive won't show up to become accessible. Any tips?
Me: The only thing it says is that if my controller/motherboard won't support 3.0 gig mode to set the jumpers a different way.
Me: Cleverly enough there are no jumpers on it at all...
Me: Pulled a jumper off my cd drive and no dice.
OK, so you installed the drivers, rebooted, and it's not showing the disk when you plug in the USB. Wherever it shows up, it doesn't actually show anything about the hard disk, right? Just the enclosure.
I'm thinking it has something to do with how the disk is hooked into the enclosure. It's spinning up OK, right? You got a spare IDE drive you can try in that thing instead?
If Device Manager shows it as being installed with no problems then the next logical step would be to try and initialize the HD. What OS are you using? In XP if you right click on my computer and select manage you can then select Disk Management to initialize and partition hard drives. Be careful. If you see your new disk after selecting disk management you should be able to initialize and then partition it. Let me know if you want more details.