Windows 10: My computer does not recognize an outer HDD.

  1.    27 Aug 2015 #1

    My computer does not recognize an outer HDD.


    I am fixing my corrupted PlayStation 3, but my computer does not recognize it's HDD so I can not fix it.

    How can I make my system know that I have an HDD plugged in?
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2

    This has nothing to do with an installation of Windows, right?

    Anyway, how do you connect the HDD?
    Via USB?
    Does the hard disc spin up?
    Do you maybe have to connect a second USB port to the hard disc so that it gets enough power?
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  3.    27 Aug 2015 #3

    It has nothing to do with the installation of Windows, I just use a computer with Windows 10 and I get really good help here with things concerning it.

    I do use a USB, it does spin and rattle (most of the time), and I am not exactly sure about the third part. My computer just does not say it is plugged in so I can not use my HDD Regenerator.
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  4. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Aug 2015 #4

    Please, I am curious, what is an 'outer' HDD? What does 'outer' mean?

    Edit: Got it I think. You are plugging in a PS3 HDD as an 'external' drive to your pc yeah? External = outer lol
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  5. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Aug 2015 #5

    I just googled and skimmed/scanned the listing. The keyword Yodot came up a lot. So I googled yodot ps3 and got the following:

    Yodot - PlayStation 3 Hard Drive Data Recovery

    I cannot vouch for the program. I've never used it. I accept no liability. Using the program may result in total data loss.
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  6. Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       27 Aug 2015 #6

    WhyMe said: View Post
    I just googled and skimmed/scanned the listing. The keyword Yodot came up a lot. So I googled yodot ps3 and got the following:

    Yodot - PlayStation 3 Hard Drive Data Recovery

    I cannot vouch for the program. I've never used it. I accept no liability. Using the program may result in total data loss.
    ...what... and you didn't Google "outer HDD" at the same time?
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  7.    27 Aug 2015 #7

    DiamondDiancie1 said: View Post
    It has nothing to do with the installation of Windows, I just use a computer with Windows 10 and I get really good help here with things concerning it.

    I do use a USB, it does spin and rattle (most of the time), and I am not exactly sure about the third part. My computer just does not say it is plugged in so I can not use my HDD Regenerator.
    I see.

    My thought was that maybe the hard disc is not recognized, because it does not get enough power from the one USB port you connected it to. In that case additionally connecting it to a second port (thereby also grabbing its energy) might help. However, since you say the HDD _does spin up_, this most likely is not the problem.

    What happens when you then connect the HDD to the PC? You say it starts spinning. Does Windows recognize it in any way? Do you see it as a drive under "This computer"? If not: Do you see it in the Device Manager? If not: Does the Device Manager list unknown devices (those are usually listed on top of all other devices and are marked with an exclamation mark)?

    Finally: When you say that the PS3 is corrupted, do you then know, *which part* of it has problems? Is it maybe the hard disc, which is damaged, or do you think it is something else and the HDD should be ok?
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  8.    28 Aug 2015 #8

    Well, by my research, when a PS3 corrupts, it just has a magnet failure so that the system can not read the information. I have HDD Regenerator on my computer, which is a program that fixes bad sectors in HDDs. My computer just needs to be able to tell the program that a Toshiba HDD is plugged in for it to fix, and then my system is fixed! The HDD only appears in Device Manager under SATA Controller, but it says Unknown Port. Another thing, the device only spins when I have the HDD Regenerator open, but I do not see Toshiba anywhere on the list... of one item...

    So, how would I connect the HDD to both ports? Doing that may cause a little trouble to fix due to the fact my keyboard and mouse are plugged into the other port...

    I just googled and skimmed/scanned the listing. The keyword Yodot came up a lot. So I googled yodot ps3 and got the following:

    Yodot - PlayStation 3 Hard Drive Data Recovery

    I cannot vouch for the program. I've never used it. I accept no liability. Using the program may result in total data loss.
    Thank you, I may use that if I can not get my program to work. HDD Regenerator is guaranteed no data loss, but if it does not cooperate, I may have to resort to that.
    Last edited by DiamondDiancie1; 29 Aug 2015 at 19:20.
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  9.    28 Aug 2015 #9

    DiamondDiancie1 said: View Post
    The HDD only appears in Device Manager under SATA Controller, but it say Unknown Port.

    So, how would I connect the HDD to both ports? Doing that may cause a little trouble to fix due to the fact my keyboard and mouse are plugged into the other port...
    So the hard disc does spin up, but it does not appear under "Storage volumes". This is the problem that needs to be addressed. As long as Windows does not recognize the drive properly, tools inside Windows most likely won't either.

    I am not sure, if a second power connector helps in your case; I would try a second one, if the drive did not have enough power to spin up (which it has in your case). Anyway, what you would need to connect it to two ports, is a "USB y cable".
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