Recently purchased a 2TB Caviar Green external HDD. It will not read when plugged into the computer via USB. I have removed the drive and installed it on the internal SATA port, and the drive is recognized as normal. I’ve even ran diagnostic tests on it, and it passes them all.
I’ve tested the drive with a second SATA>USB converter that works for all of my other drives, and I get the same problem. I’ve tried reformatting the drive a few different ways, to no avail.
Could someone please tell me the proper way to format the drive so it will be recognized when used via USB enclosure?