New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops.


  1. Posts : 1,384
    W10 21H2 19044.1387
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    New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops.


    My intention of using the HDD is to have it "mobile" and move it from my W7 desktop, W10 laptop, W10 insider and W10 RTM machines for storing images etc. It work's as expected when connected to W7 and my W10 laptop. It will not however work with either of my W10 desktop machines. i.e. when connected, it says the disk must be initialized before it can be recognized. I am using usb type connections, but I am guessing??? initializing will render the data on there now as useless? Appreciate any suggestions/workarounds Tx
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    I had that happen once and moved all the data off the drive onto another for safety then initialized it on the computer that gave the message. It worked as before on all computers so I didn't have to move the data back.
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
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    Some of the old USB interface firmware might be incompatible with Windows 10. You might have to buy a new one. They are pretty inexpensive.
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    W10 21H2 19044.1387
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    topgundcp said:
    Some of the old USB interface firmware might be incompatible with Windows 10.
    Ok, can go with that, but, it does work with my W10 laptop. I can recall that I have had usb sticks not show the data on them when switching between W7 and W10.

    I would like to get my home network working between machines, in the hope that Macrium will do images that way without having to physically move the HDD. I guess further, that I could probably write the image locally and then copy/paste it over the home network to where the HDD location is.
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
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    Here's what I am using. It's compact and work with both SSD and HD. For SSD, you don't need to use the power adapter. Backward compatible with USB 2.0
    Amazon.com: AnkerĀ® USB 3.0 to SATA 3ft Converter Adapter Cable for 2.5 inch/3.5 inch Hard Drive Disk HDD and SSD, Power Adapter included: Electronics
    New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops.-61t-yfuiyll._sl1200_.jpg

    If you wish to set up home network. Use this link from 8FR:
    Solved All computers on the same network, each cant see others
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    W10 21H2 19044.1387
    Thread Starter
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    topgundcp said:
    Here's what I am using. It's compact and work with both SSD and HD. For SSD, you don't need to use the power adapter. Backward compatible with USB 2.0
    Amazon.com: AnkerĀ® USB 3.0 to SATA 3ft Converter Adapter Cable for 2.5 inch/3.5 inch Hard Drive Disk HDD and SSD, Power Adapter included: Electronics
    New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops.-61t-yfuiyll._sl1200_.jpg


    If you wish to set up home network. Use this link from 8FR:
    Solved All computers on the same network, each cant see others
    Thank you for that. Mine is an older one, usb2 only made by Bytecc BT 300. I have used it so long, perhaps it is just wore out?

    Although it is a PIT*, I removed the side cover and connected the HDD via sata cable to MB. W10 recognized it immediately, the W7 images were there as expected and was able to image both my W10 insider drive and my W10 rtm drive. Tx for suggestion and the link!
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