07-13-2005, 06:08 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
alright I just came back from work, I do web design so our computers are top of the line-so I figure if the HD works it would work there.
To my surprise it worked perfectly, the intel usb found the device..one difference I noticed then from at home is that the balloon pop-up when the device was installed by windows was "Western Digital Disk Drive", where my computer at home would just say "Disk Drive".
I formatted the drive through disk manager and it worked with out any problems. I transfered files, made a folder and deleted files and everything worked fine.
BUT then I got home and plugged it in and the drive came up as the old M: drive I had initlized earlier before work. When I formatted it at work I called it F: drive, but now I realized my F: drive at home is being used by my CDRW.
the M: drive is still coming up in my computer but when I double click it its empty, but the drive info says at least 200mb is used which is exactly what I transfered onto it at work.
At work I have basically the same set up
-Windows XP SP2 PRO
-Intel Usb Controller
-its about 6-7 months old (bios cant be that out of date)
-2 hard drives, one 60gb other is 4.4gb
-Windows XP SP2 PRO (with all updates, bought retail)
-ALi Usb Controller on a PCi Card w/ 5 ports
-SiS motherboard usb controller w/ 4 ports
-QDI Group motherboard (rough support from purely asian manufactorer)
-BIOS could be as old as when P4's started coming out, i dont remember flashing it since then.
-2 hds, one is 40gb (MAXTOR), and an acient 16gb hd
to "johnwill" I would love to open my enclosure but that would void my warranty and I'll wait it out before doing that. (warranty is also a last option, im impatient :D but also very good with computers)
ALSO I just downloaded a WD program that can reformat my usb drive back to "original manufactors fat32", right now its formatted as NTFS
The WD Diagnosis program doesnt read my hard drive as working so I cant diagnosis it.