Connecting internal SATA HDD through USB

aensestorz

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Feb 20, 2012
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Hello, I have a 1.5TB internal HDD(loaded with data) and is intending to use it through USB by putting it in a HDD case. But my computer is detecting it as "USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge" but is not able to access it. I went to Control Panel ----> Storage, saw it there but I am afraid that to use it I have to format it to use/access it. Is there any was I can use/access it without formatting it ?
 

aensestorz

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Problem solved !!
The HDD was 'Dynamic', so to be able to access it using an HDD Ext. case it needs to be a 'Basic' disk. But the if we do that from control panel, it erases the data. I used 'Dynamic Disk Converter', which converted it to a basic disk without damaging the data.
 

pollostar

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Feb 22, 2012
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You have to right click on my computer icon and go to manage than go to disk management under storage. There should be a drive that is labeled "unpartitioned space" right click on that and select format after this the drive should be activated and formatted for regular use in window.