Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sweex external harddisk enclosure ST011


I bought a Sweex ST011 external harddisk enclosure in order to connect and reuse some old harddisk. My brother in law bought a similar device during the holiday and installed it in a breeze.

I'm just in the middle of getting this thing working. Status so far is that the device is recognised by Windows XP Pro but the disk is not visible.

It seems more people are having the same problem

http://www.hebig.com/archives/001911.shtml

One of the solutions mentioned is:

How to get XP Computer Management to let you partition the USB extertnal Drive Pictures and text from following link:http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/usb_hard-drive.html

Words only:Installing the Hard Drive in Windows XP
Unfortunately you can't just put a drive in the case, plug it in and it will work. You will need to initialize and format the drive before it will show up in "My Computer" or Windows explorer.
Go into -> control panel-> Administrative tools-> Computer Management-> Disk Management.
Select the new hard drive which should appear like the drive pictured below
click the left pane of the hard drive, not the space section (see below)
left pane right pane (space)
right click and select "initialize disk"click "OK"
right click the right part of the display - the partition display part, and select "New Partition". This starts the New Partition Wizard. Select Primary Partition. Leave partition size alone unless you want several partitions let windows choose the drive letter or change it to what you want. If you want use NTFS or change to the file system you need. Use the default allocation unit if that fits your needs or use another if that will better fit your storage needs. If you are storing large files, larger allocation units will give better performance. Finish the wizard.
Formatting will take quite awhile for larger disks. Have coffee or any other favored beverage, or two. When finished, the drive will appear as below, "Healthy".
The drive will now show up in "My Computer" and Windows explorer, etc.
Ready for use!


I will post if this works for me.

3 comments:

Oracle of Hapert said...

Doesn't seem to work with an old Seagate disk, taken from an old 80486 / Windows 08 box.

Asked the people from Sweek for support

Oracle of Hapert said...

Response from Sweex:

Als reactie op uw vraag:

Indien de externe disk niet herkend wordt kunt u kijken of de jumpersetting in de externe case op "slave" of "cable select" staat. Zet u de jumper om en het zou nu moeten werken.




U vraag was als volgt:

05-10-2006 17:12 Kamal Mao: Standaard oplossing: 1

23-09-2006 19:37 Mail import:
Afzender: florijn.peter@gmail.com
Onderwerp: CONTACTFORMULIER

Datum: September 2006
Thema form.: CONTACTFORMULIER
Naam: Peter Florijn
E-mail: florijn.peter@gmail.com
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Land: Netherlands
Artikelcode: ST011
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Besturingssysteem: Windows XP Professional
Specifieke vraag: Hard disk geinstalleerd in de behuizing. Windows XP herkent device, maar geeft echter geen driveletter.

Windows XP zegt ook dat het Device goed werkt.

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2600 AC DELFT
The Netherlands
Website: www.sweex.nl

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