1.    30 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    External hard drives saying local disk

    I brought a 4 bay external harddrive enclosure and have it hooked up to my laptop ( I will get a computer one day)
    The issue I have is this.
    Bay 2 3 and 4 no issues. I have 5 external harddrives.
    2 x 2tb
    2 x 1 tb a
    nd 1x 4tb
    4 of these drives I wish to keep in the enclosure and 1 as a spare. (the 1 tb one).

    The issue is this and sorry if this doesnt make sense. I have tried 3 of my harddrive lets name them A B C.
    If I place hdd A or B into bay 1 it shows up as Local Disk and you click on it and nothing happens and then the comp makes the sound as if i had pulled the usb out.

    If I plave A and B into the other bay no problem they work fine.

    If I place a different hdd into Bay 1 for example hdd C or the spare then it shows up no problem.

    Is there anything I can do as I would love for hdd A and B to work as one of them is the 2tb one.
    Thank you

    EDIT - Now when I put hdd A in Bay 1 it wont even appear. hdd B still just says local disk
    If i try to open it, it sometimes says not accessible the paramter is incorrect
    Last edited by boostinu13; 30 Apr 2016 at 19:41.
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  2.    01 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,756
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, you might find something from these I've collected from the forum on external drives:
    Hi, there are several threads on external drives not being recognised. Feel free to search the forum.

    The last posts on this solved it for one person:
    Windows 10 can't find external USB 3.0 drives... - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    No solution here, but do post a screenshot of disk management as per this thread
    External Hard Drive Issue. - Windows 10 Forums

    This one refers to Western Digital drives
    Solved USB Drives not recognised in Windows 10 - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    There are suggestions of assigning a drive letter
    External Hard Drive not showing up - Windows 10 Forums

    This one discusses permission issues, and suddenly resolved itself - code 43
    Solved External hard drive not visible - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    Please feel free to search the forum using the search box above e.g.
    external drive not recognised
    usb drive not recognised
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