I have this small Sata HDD and I bought an enclosure for it, the asmedia as2105 usb device. Now, my computer does detect the enclosure, but not the disk in it. I've tried other disks too, but no joy. At the moment, I've no other means of testing these disks in other ways like a desktop.
I would format this hdd, except, I can't because the disk is invisible.
How can I fix this? so I can see the disk and format it. And use it.
Also, there were no real solutions to these questions there, at least none that I could see.
So, what's really annoying is that apparently the computer sees the drive in Device Manager, Disk Management and via DISKPART, but not via Windows Explorer. To be precise: the computer does see the enclosure, but not the HDD.
= I let windows look for updates to the drivers for the enclosure. I also found stand alone drivers for it, but I don't know if I should use those, viruses etc. It has some virus: virustotal . com/en/file/2097cfcef072f6b12370139d94a171073df2255807c01ad6d747f0d24a190aa6/analysis/
= I tried adding a device via windows 10 itself, but again, no joy.
I've now read this one too: Hard drive (SATA) making trouble when connecting via USB
it sounds similar to my problem, and yes, I suspect diskdeath too but it seems unlikely.