Hey guys, today i tripped over my friends external hard drive (HP md 1000h) and the drive subsequently failed (it would no longer be recognised even when i removed it from the enclosure and plugged it in through direct SATA on my PC)
So i went out and purchased another hard drive exactly the same as the one that was in there (Western Digital 1TB) but i got a 64mb cache instead of 32mb.
The problem is, the new hard drive is not recognised properly via USB, however is through sata. When plugging it in via usb it is recognised in the device manager but i cannot use it or see it. Additionally, when i go to 'Manage disks' it says i have to initialize the disk but then it does not let me saying 'the media is write protected'. i have formatted it using SATA as NTFS (and tried fat32) but to no avail.
I realise this is a hard one, maybe has something to do with the sata-usb controller?