I have a single bay enclosure that I initialized an 8tb drive in as exfat in, then I got a 5 bay enclosure, when I stick it in the 5 bay it's not recognized and says to initialize.
I put it back in the single bay and it works perfectly fine, same computer, same OS
I misplaced the oem usb type b cable that came with the 5 bay, but I have many others, and the proper ac, and other drives connect and are recognized with various cables.
Another possibility is that maybe it doesn't like mix and match drive formats, as I have some ntfs and that one is exfat (I'm going to convert them all to ntfs eventually).
Any ideas? It's not a huge issue but would prefer to be able to ditch the single bay.