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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 23-Mar-15 16:56:28
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Re: USB hard drive problem


[re: micksharpe] [link to this post]
 
Maybe not. Sorry.


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 23-Mar-15 16:56:59
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Re: USB hard drive problem


[re: micksharpe] [link to this post]
 
That may or may not work.


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 23-Mar-15 16:58:58
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... Computer Management on the other hand, may work.


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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 23-Mar-15 17:12:23
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Re: USB hard drive problem


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
How about DiskPart in a CMD prompt?

DiskPart to assign drive letters via Command Prompt
If you ever need to set a drive letter via Command Prompt, you can use diskpart.

1. Open a command prompt

2. Type in diskpart

3. Type list disk to see a list of disks

4. Type select disk # (where # is the disk you want)

5. Type detail disk to see partitions

6. Type select volume # (where # is the volume you want)

7. Type assign letter=x (where x is the drive letter)


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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 23-Mar-15 17:14:05
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Re: USB hard drive problem


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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
... Computer Management on the other hand, may work.
But then you're back to using either Device Manager (which doesn't do the business) or Disk management (which does the business but doesn't see the drive). Even if there is a drive letter collision, you should still see the physical drive in Drive Manager. I don't understand what's wrong. Maybe some Linux utilities would help but I lack the experience. But you're right. It's probably just some trivial problem. Looking on the web, a lot of users are complaining of the same problem and there doesn't seem to be a fix (with Windows). Maybe re-partition the drive with Linux?

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 23-Mar-15 17:15:27
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Re: USB hard drive problem


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
How about DiskPart in a CMD prompt?

DiskPart to assign drive letters via Command Prompt
If you ever need to set a drive letter via Command Prompt, you can use diskpart.

1. Open a command prompt

2. Type in diskpart

3. Type list disk to see a list of disks

4. Type select disk # (where # is the disk you want)

5. Type detail disk to see partitions

6. Type select volume # (where # is the volume you want)

7. Type assign letter=x (where x is the drive letter)
It's worth a try. smile

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Standard User rogerfp
(member) Mon 23-Mar-15 19:03:12
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Re: USB hard drive problem


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If the software solution fail then this may help to show how to open the Samsung enclosure.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3g6MdAuv9sk
Whatever you do DON'T slam it down on a flat surface as has been suggested (which I assume was a joke) this has every chance of allowing the heads to hit the disk surface which is the kiss of death for a disk drive. The heads are running microns above the disk surface, even a human hair would not fit in the gap. That's why they are in a vacuum so not even a speck of dust can get between the heads and the disk surface. Think of a disk drive as being made of extremely fragile glass. Any servere shock will kill it stone dead

Edited by rogerfp (Mon 23-Mar-15 19:21:15)

Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 23-Mar-15 19:17:03
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Re: USB hard drive problem


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If that is a USB drive (and it says so on the box) then the USB controller is built into the circuit board. It's not a SATA disk drive (although it looks like an eSATA connector).

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Edited by micksharpe (Mon 23-Mar-15 19:18:20)

Standard User rogerfp
(member) Mon 23-Mar-15 19:39:36
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Just to clarify what Mick said, all USB drives, whoever the manufacture, use a standard bare Sata disk drive with a small plug on PCB interface that provides a USB connection. No disk drive manufacturer builds a separate disk drive specifically for USB enclosures. That's why if you buy a USB caddy, inside you will find a small PCB that plugs onto the Sata drive connectors to give USB and power connectivity.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 23-Mar-15 19:51:41
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I think Samsung has built USB into the circuit board - i.e. you are mistaken.


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