Think the title says it all. I have a Monoprice enclosure, and ive tried a Seagate 1.5 tb and Hitachi 2 tb hard drive. Plugged into laptop, and the computer says its "installing " the software, then tells me all is well. Hard drive doesnt show up in My Computer (Win 7). I can see it in Device Manager, and it says all is well.
Ive tried this on 3 different laptops, and the result is the same. I also have a Thermaltake usb external docking station, and have the same issues.
I though my older was bad, not im thinking something else is the issue. All of these devices are brand new- just got the Hitachi this week.
This looks like its working. I guess a 2tb drive takes a while- im at 2% done after almost an hour? thanks for the help
Its hard to google something when you dont know what to google. I searched for "external usb hard drive not recognized windows 7" and got nowhere.
did you initialize it, or are you formatting it?
if its a brand new drive which it sounds like it is, he has to initialize it then format it. 2 hours for 2% seems a bit slow but I do know my 2TB drive did take quite a while to format doing a full format which is what I am guessing the OP did.
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