So I bought 2 WD 8tb external drives and copied my movie files onto both. The 4tb WD Purple hdd in my movie server died (still under warranty). My thought was to pull one of the 8’s out of the case and put it internal and use the other via usb as a backup. The server pc won’t recognize the 8tb internal at all. I can put the drives in their cases and plug them in via usb and both are recognized.
I assume the power requirements for the hdd are the same whether from an external drive or internal bare drive.
Wind 10 v1903; SSD on one sata; DVD on 2nd sata leaving 2 open sata’s for the 8tb hdd. Tried 2 power plugs and 3 different sata cables and no recognition by the PC.I even did a fullm format of the drive I intended to use internally.
Suggestions or thoughts?