I recently bought the above hard drive that connects via a USB port and although it appears in Device Manager it does not appear in My Computer to allow me access. Any suggests? My computer is an Advent 3308 with XP and SP2.
More than likely you need to format the drive. Go into your start menu > control panel > administrative tools > computer management.
Once there, under the "Storage" section click "disk management", after clicking it, the right side will now show all logical disks attached to the computer. The bottom half of the right window will show all actual drives, there should be listed your USB Drive with a black area. You need to right click it and partition it, then format it. After it's finished formatting, you'll get a new drive letter for it and be able to use it.
Alright, so in Device Manager do you see the drive listed under "Disk Drives"? Also, look under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" you should see "USB Mass Storage Device" when it's connected. If you do not see either then you're missing some drivers.
i also got this hdrive 2 go"i finding it rather slow when putting or dragging things on it.
is there any way i can speed this up
i took me 1 half hours to urn a film off that hd
am i doing something wrong