External Hard drive Casing

[qanda]This thread is about the Western Digital WD800BB Caviar 80 GB Hard Drive (20 Pack). Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I recently bought an 80 GB hard drive. It’s a WD Caviar Model WD800BB and placed it inside an external hard disk enclosure (usb) from Impulse. The problem is that when I connect the drive to the computer via the usb, it detects it, installs it and then tells me that it’s working correctly but when I go to My Computer to find the drive it’s not there. However when I open up the machine and connect the drive, it is seen normally. What could be the problem?

Perhaps the disk is not being mounted (not given a drive letter) by Windows?

Try looking in Disk Management (found in Computer Management) and assign the drive a drive letter if it doesn’t already have one.

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