SATA HDD on external USB 2.0 problem

By simonb
Dec 15, 2005
  1. I have just bought an external caddy for a SATA hdd to go in USB 2.0. When connected windows XP picks up the drive, but when I go into computer management to format and partition the drive as the instructions say, it fails at about 17%, saying "The format did not complete successfully".

    I know the drive is working fine, as when I plug it directly into the computer you can format, partition and copy files to and from it. Anyone with the same problem know how to fix this? Thanks.
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