Sata hdd w/ ide to sata bridge not being recognized

By monstifer28
Jun 30, 2008
  1. recently purchased a western digital 400 gb sata hd and am using a ide to sata bridge to connect it to the ide cable from an external 3.5" enclosure. when everything is connected the usb port that the external hd is connected to only shows the ide to sata bridge driver. i only want the sata drive to function as an external drive for storage. am i missing something that i need to do to get this recognized in my computer in xp?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    This Western Digital 400 needs to be formatted. Use the Western Digital install program to set up the new drive... You may have to temporarily install the drive into your computer to do the formatting
  3. monstifer28

    monstifer28 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I will try that and let you guys know. Thanks again.
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