SSD and external cradle help needed!!!!

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pleasehelp69 Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 6, 2015 Status Member Last seen August 6, 2015 - Aug 6, 2015 at 12:34 AM
R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 - Aug 7, 2015 at 05:25 AM
Hi! I have a Vector 2.5" 128gb SSD mounted in external kingston SNA-DC/U and im trying to get it to be read on my computer to format it to FAT 32 to install into my ps3 (wondows 8.1 64bit) and it wont load. i plug the hard drive into the dock, plug the whole assembly into my computer, and it makes a noise and everything, but nothing else happens. i cant find it under my file explorer, but it shows up in the hidden icons tab; but i can obly eject the cradle, the SSD isnt even being recognized (i think). the drivers for everything are all up to date, to me and my computers knowledge. please help!!!

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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 154
Aug 6, 2015 at 02:28 AM
Hi pleasehelp69,

Is the drive visible in Disk Management? Does it have a file format and a drive letter? Search for the device in Device Manager. It should be under USB devices. Uninstall it, restart the PC and plug it back in.
Are you using a laptop? If you do, try connecting the SSD to a desktop PC, using a SATA connection. You need to confirm that drive is working normally. If the drive works fine in a desktop, the issue may be enclosure related.

Hope this helps
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pleasehelp69 Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 6, 2015 Status Member Last seen August 6, 2015
Aug 6, 2015 at 03:04 PM
it is visible under disk management, but nowhere else. in disk management, the bar above the device (it says nothing about a format). and it is visible nowhere else in any kind of search on my computer
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pleasehelp69 Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 6, 2015 Status Member Last seen August 6, 2015
Aug 6, 2015 at 03:05 PM
the bar above it is all black
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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 154 > pleasehelp69 Posts 3 Registration date Thursday August 6, 2015 Status Member Last seen August 6, 2015
Aug 7, 2015 at 05:25 AM
If the line is black, that could mean that the drive is not initialized or not recognized. What options do you have when you right click the drive in Disk Management? I would search for a SATA-USB cable and use it instead of that enclosure. As I told you before, the drive may be working properly, but you may not see it properly, because of enclosure connectivity issues.
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