Why Hitachi dk23ea-40 drive don't show up as a drive to explore

Question

I just recently purchased a 2.5" USB enclosure. However I am unable to mount it. It shows up in the device manager. It shows up in the system tray. My OS reads the info on the drive [which is Hitachi dk23ea-40 drive] but it does not show up in my computer as a drive to explore. Also when ii try to format it or partition it with a utility software, i get a read/write error. Has my driev gone bad, and or is it repairable.

Answer

This question was answered on November 16, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Until the drive is Partitioned and Formatted, Windows is not going to let you "Explore" it If not Partitioned, it is not going to appear in My Computer.

You should be able to partition and format using Disk Management in XP right click on the drive

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 16, 2004