To open Disk Management tool, go to Search , type diskmgmt. This is the surest way to avoid any potential data loss in the future. US of A Local time: The troubleshooter does not help. What I did was plug the external hard drive into an older dell I have running windows 7 and this machine recognized it in disk management.

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USB Seagate SATA Hard drive not recognized Windows 10 – Windows 10 Support

You may see different versions in the results. So, I came up with a few solutions for this problem, and you can check them out below. I just bought it new off of eBay. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. My Windows 7 Pro system doesn’t have this problem.

USB 3.0 Seagate SATA Hard drive not recognized Windows 10

Customer relationship management CRM is a term used to describe the entirety of strategies and techniques applied by companies in order to manage all aspects […]. Yes, I have seen these steps dozens of times and followed them.

Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management.

Has anyone else experienced an issue like this with a USB 3. If the disk is not detected by Partition Wizard it could be a problem with the enclosure. It is Mac OS.


New 16 Sep 1. Posted 19 September – Once the firmware is installed, you should be able to use your external drive with Sxsi 3. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. Connect it to your Windows 10 computer and see if it is detected. Antivirus software helps protecting your computer against viruses and other security threats.

Intel Monitor s Displays: Working in with any file, including the HTML, requires timely backups. Email Required, but never shown. If Disk Management tool seems too complicated to use, there are third-party solutions that you can use to format your drive.

Fix: USB 3.0 External Drive not Detected in Windows 10, 8.1 and 7

Niweg – Thank you for this information as it is very helpful. Before you change your power settings, create a restore point, just in case something goes wrong.

This tool will help you to avoid permanent damage to your PC by downloading and installing the wrong driver versions. However would not let me assign a drive letter for it – would only let me “delete volume”. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


I have had 2 of the blacx 5g duet go bad in several months, they just quit working. To open Disk Management tool, go to Searchtype diskmgmt. Assign a letter and you should see it in Computer. I’ve reported this problem via Feedbackand created a post on the MS Windows 10 forum. There’s no AV aside from Defender, and even turning that off does not help. With what you said above would you recommend I plug it into an older Dell laptop that I have around and is running Windows 7 to first of all see if I can see it don’t know why I didn’t think of that and if I can try to format it MBR then take it back to the Windows 10 Dell I want to back-up to see if it will show up?

Anyway, I’m glad MS finally fixed this. This Seagate hard drive does not come formatted.

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