I was trying to make a backup onto a 8 TB Seagate SATA disk, so I placed the disk into a USB 3 adapter QP0020 by LogiLink and initialized the disk to be a GPT disk, using the whole capacity in one partition. I formatted the disk as NTFS. So far, everything was fine. I haven't started the backup process yet, since it was already late.
For whatever reason, I then placed the disk into a USB 3 adapter FD2002 by inateck and I expected to get a drive letter. However, no drive letter was assigned, so I looked up the Computer Management from control panel to see what it says. I was astonished to see that the disk was reported as "not initialized".
The screenshot shows the difference:
Now, I have an identical disk and I tried the same, but in the opposite order (inateck first, then LogiLink) and the result is the same (the disk can only be read with the original USB adapter).
Is this behavior expected and I can read the disk only in the correct USB adapter? What could be the reason and how to correct this problem? How to figure out which USB adapter behaves correctly and which one not?
System: Windows 7 SP1 x64
Disk: Seagate 8 TB ST8000AS0002
USB 3 adapter 1: LogiLink QP0020
USB 3 adapter 2: inateck FD2002
Info from disk working in inateck adapter: I:>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo i: NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0xc050007050006f88 Version : 3.1 Number Sectors : 0x00000003a37d1fff Total Clusters : 0x00000000746fa3ff Free Clusters : 0x00000000746e64e4 Total Reserved : 0x0000000000002780 Bytes Per Sector : 512 Bytes Per Physical Sector : 4096 Bytes Per Cluster : 4096 Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 1024 Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0 Mft Valid Data Length : 0x0000000000040000 Mft Start Lcn : 0x00000000000c0000 Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x0000000000000002 Mft Zone Start : 0x00000000000c0040 Mft Zone End : 0x00000000000cc840 RM Identifier: F81B5903-C5F1-11E5-BEA2-B8AEED78FC51
It is possible to initialize the disk after changing the adapter.
Info from disk working in LogiLink adapter: J:\>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo j: NTFS Volume Serial Number : 0xf81685e71685a76a Version : 3.1 Number Sectors : 0x00000000746fa3ff Total Clusters : 0x00000000746fa3ff Free Clusters : 0x00000000746e64a6 Total Reserved : 0x0000000000000000 Bytes Per Sector : 4096 Bytes Per Physical Sector : <Not Supported> Bytes Per Cluster : 4096 Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 4096 Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 1 Mft Valid Data Length : 0x0000000000100000 Mft Start Lcn : 0x00000000000c0000 Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x0000000000000002 Mft Zone Start : 0x00000000000c0000 Mft Zone End : 0x00000000000cc820 RM Identifier: 92E5A9D7-D24C-11E5-AF57-005056C00008