Formatted Internal SATA drive not seen by USB --> SATA converter
Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:19 PM
Well, I end up filling about 40% of the drive with machine #1 (connected to the system's mobo). I powered that machine down, connected the drive to the USB adapter, plug the USB into the machine I cant turn off (machine #2) and.... NOTHING! I go to Device Manager --> Disk Management to find that the drive is there but in RAW format not NTFS???? So I put the drive back in the other computer (computer #1) and its fine.
Is there something about large drives and these USB things that I'm not aware of? I've used this thing for years with 2.5 and 3.5" PATA drives and its never done this.
The drive in question is a Seagate ST2000D.
Thanks for the help or any info.
Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:41 PM
Just to get things clear, tell me if this is incorrect:
- You plugged the HDD into the SATA port of the source computer, copied files, disconnected it after powering it down, connected the HDD to the adapter, then plugged it into the destination computer.
What is the make/model of the adapter? Is it USB powered or have its own brick?
Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:46 PM
The connection scenario is as you described. I dont know the make model of the adapter but will check tomorrow and it has its own brick.
Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:19 AM
Yes. (meaning there is).
Some controllers in the USB to SATA thingy will have a limit, which typically can be (from memory):
- 137 Gb (the LBA 48 limit) <- for very old adapters
- 500 Gb
- 750 Gb
- 1 Tb
As an example see this one:
which is said to be "for max 750 Gb".
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