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SATA Hard Drives coming up in Computer Management but no drive letter assigned

I have a bunch of old SATA hard drives which I am gathering data from using a standard SATA USB Enclosure. Everything works well except with two drives (500GB each) that I took out from my NAS (D-Link ...
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How to connect a desktop SATA harddrive to laptop?

I will be going out of the country for a couple of months, and most of my stuff will go in storage. I will be taking my laptop, and will be keeping the desktop back at home. I was thinking of taking ...
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Connecting Internal SATA HDD to eSATA

I have these 3 things: (1) An internal 3.5 SATA HDD. (2) An independent power supply that provides a Molex style connector (i.e. 5V and 12V power) and an adapter to convert it into SATA (except that ...
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Hard drive enclosure for single SATA drive that has USB and Ethernet connections

Does anyone know where I could get a hard drive enclosure for 1 SATA drive that has USB 2 and Ethernet connectivity? Im looking to have a hard drive connected directly to my Samsung TV but also have ...
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Why would a SATA HDD be the only one unrecognized by a SATA dock?

I have 3 Western Digital Caviar Green hard drives. One 1TB, one 1.5tb, and one 2TB. I have a SATA dock (branded Kingwin ez-dock) and a 3.5" external enclosure from Acomdata. All 3 drives work ...
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Diagnose Issues with USB External Hard Drive

I have a 1TB SATA hard drive in a third-party USB enclosure hooked up to my computer via USB. The drive has become increasingly unreliable, randomly unmounting and remounting in Windows, making ...
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An acceptable USB enclosure for a 2TB SATA Drive

I just got me this 2TB SATA drive. However, I can't seem to find an acceptable USB enclosure for it. As I browse newegg or amazon, most of the enclosures state a maximum size drive (e.g. 1tb or ...
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How to turn a hard drive into an NAS?

I just got myself a 2TB drive (this one). I'd like it to be available to all the computers in the house. Is there a SATA enclosure available that turns a drive into an NAS?