I’ve been grappling with an issue over the holidays that has me at my wits’ end.
I set out to upgrade from the hybrid WD drive in my Sony laptop to a SSD.
I decided to replace the SSHD with the SSD and then complete a fresh install.
I then attempted to use the WD Black SSHD through a USB to SATA bridge adapter but the drive won’t be recognized by any other system.
For every system, the result is the same:
The drive shows up in partition manager as ~750GB of unallocated space.
The drive won’t be recognized by the laptop it was in…
The drive won’t be recognized by my main desktop (running windows 10) when i connect it using the USB/SATA adapter.
I tried connecting the HDD via the SATA ports as well and this resulted in Windows 10 not booting.
I got worried that I had lost all my data so I put the WD Black drive BACK into the laptop and VOILA, hard drive works as intended.
I verified that BITLOCKER was turned off so the drive is not encrypted.
Any idea what could be going on and how I can mount this HDD to be readable by other systems?
I’ve already tried partition recovery tools that have not helped.
Any help would be MUCH appreciated.