Question Windows not detecting my hard drive in Wavlink USB 3.0 docking station

Mar 11, 2021
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I tried plugging in a hard drive with data already on it into my new PC and Windows didn't detect it. I bought a Wavlink USB 3.0 docking station and plugged my WD Blue 1TB hard drive in it and Windows still doesn't detect the data but now it's showing multiple disks and nothing on it. The instruction manual for Wavlink said if the problem still exists, the hard drive might need to be reformatted. Reformatting / partitioning will erase any data on my hard drive, wouldn't it?
 

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I tried plugging in a hard drive with data already on it into my new PC and Windows didn't detect it. I bought a Wavlink USB 3.0 docking station and plugged my WD Blue 1TB hard drive in it and Windows still doesn't detect the data but now it's showing multiple disks and nothing on it. The instruction manual for Wavlink said if the problem still exists, the hard drive might need to be reformatted. Reformatting / partitioning will erase any data on my hard drive, wouldn't it?
Yes, reformatting it absolutely kill any data.

Almost certainly this is a difference in sector size between what the drive is and what the dock expects.

Connect this drive internally, copy the data off it.
Then, put it in the dock and reformat as necessary.
 
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Yes, reformatting it absolutely kill any data.

Almost certainly this is a difference in sector size between what the drive is and what the dock expects.

Connect this drive internally, copy the data off it.
Then, put it in the dock and reformat as necessary.
That's the problem though. I already tried to install it internally and Windows didn't detect it. It wouldn't even show up in BIOS.
 

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