Windows 7 Pro x64, my external hard drive is a Western Digital Caviar Black.
The hard drive is connected via USB (tried all my 2.0 and 3.0 ob my Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7) but once I initialized it in the "disk management" (or whatever the proper term is; I'm using a German edition of Windows) I have to assign it a manual drive letter. Otherwise it doesn't show up.
I'm confused because usually externally connected drives (be it USB sticks or real hard disks) just show up as "Removable media", but this one doesn't.
Is this OK/expected? Will there be troubles when I go to another Windows computer?
I formatted the drive with quick format and NTFS. I changed the permissions to have read/write for "Everyone" on that drive.