I’m using Windows 7 - 32 bit and Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB states that its “ready for use as it is” on newer operating systems however when I go to “my computer” I cannot find the hard drive on my desktop.
I did get a message saying “WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device installed Ready to use” but its nowhere to be found.
Does this mean I need to go to “disk managment” and intilaize and format ? or maybe set jumpers or run the WDC allign?
I just want to use the WD20EARS as a secondary storage to backup all my data for safe keeping but I am worried after reading that it has failed diagnostic for many people. Is it a reliable HDD for just storage and backup or with an external enclosure? also do I need to intialize and format it for it to be detected in Windows 7?