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Hard drive pulled from nas question...

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by spoony77, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. spoony77


    Joined: Aug 10, 2005

    Posts: 345

    Hi people
    I have pulled a hard drive out of my d-link nas device to replace it with a bigger drive but I was hoping to re-use the old drive in my windows pc.
    I have placed it in a usb caddy but it isn't appearing in device manager or disk management so I'm not sure how to get access to it to reformat for windows?
    Any advice appreciated.
  2. pepp77


    Joined: Oct 13, 2008

    Posts: 3,217

    Location: SE London Born and Bred

    It should show in Disk Management regardless of where it was used previously. If it doesnt then something else is amiss.
  3. Pocah


    Joined: Jul 11, 2017

    Posts: 716

    Oh wait, I misread the post. Ignore me.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
  4. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 55,780

    As a first step is the USB caddy recognised by Windows? that should show as a device/controller regardless of whether the drive is functional or not.
  5. spoony77


    Joined: Aug 10, 2005

    Posts: 345

    Just to conclude this thread....I tried the USB caddy in a USB socket that's connected directly to my motherboard and it was recognised straight away? (was trying in one of the usb's that I always use in my keyboard before)
    Showed up in disk management deleted the existing partitions and all was good.
    Thanks for taking time to reply - appreciated.