External drive not working - can USB drive read multi-partition drives?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by tankman1989, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. tankman1989

    tankman1989 Gawd

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    I have an external drive enclosure that I just bought and I can't seem to get it to detect on any machine. I did originally have just one partition on the drive but then re-partitioned it with 3 different ones. Will this work over a USB 2.0 connection? I can't remember if partitioned drives are detected over USB.
     
  2. thedge

    thedge Limp Gawd

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    Yes it will work fine.
     
  3. dustNbone

    dustNbone [H]ard|Gawd

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    The partition structure of the drive shouldn't have anything to do with the interface, they're a couple of layers apart. The enclosure could just be faulty, or it's power supply, or the USB cable.
     
  4. tankman1989

    tankman1989 Gawd

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    Thanks. I tried 2 USB cables so I don't think it is that and I know the drive works in other machine.. Frustrating.
     
  5. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment [H]ard as it Gets

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    so then likely the enclosure then :)