External to Internal Hard Drive Drive Help


Apr 5, 2012
Hey everyone,

My external Iomega NAS 1TB Cloud edition external hard drive stop working on me. By stop working, I mean a red light showed up and the drive was no longer connecting to the network. I am fine with that if I can just turn it into an internal drive. I took off the casing, revealing just a normal Seagate drive, and installed it into my computer via SATA II. The computer has found the drive in My Computer, but when I click on it, it asks me to format the drive. I would just like to access my old files. Am I missing a step? Is there anyway I can access my old data? I don't want to format and lose all my data.