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Thinkpad T410 SSD/HDD not recognized externally

Q: Thinkpad T410 SSD/HDD not recognized externally

Hello there,I wanted to get all my data from my old Thinkpad T410, so I took out the SSD which was installed in it and connected it to my newer Computer. The problem is that my new bought Computer did not recognize the drive at all, so I tested the drive externally on my Thinkpad and this doesn't recognize it either nor will it boot from it when it is connected via USB. I tested the drive on Windows, Linux and MacOS, there are no problems with my external connector, my Thinkpad boots without problems from other USB-Drives and the drives work internally without any problems. On Linux, the drives are detected but not mountable and not formatable... I hope someone has an answer to this problem
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A:Primary hard drive boots in laptop but isn't recognized when used as external drive

It's a power issue. Had the same issue taking a 2.5" laptop hdd and attempting to hook up w/ a passive usb sata hdd cable. my recommendation is to use a powered usb sata cable. like this one: having proper power will allow the USB bus to detect and power the hdd correctly. Hope this helps, take care!
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A:2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD); Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga

The error might be bad sectors, but I'm not sure. if my guessing is correct, you might have to get a new drive to replace. also you need to reinstall OS
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So I said the facts but I never mentioned exactly what the issue is. sorry.

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A:HDD doesn't get recognized

A SATA cables are cheap, go get one and try that.
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What do you mean by the point #9. Did it really worked well on different computers? Have you replaced cable or anything before connecting it to different computer?

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What shows up in the Disk Manager vs the Device manager?
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Try a different USB port.
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Run a diagnostics on the drive.


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Tell us about your system and your hardware... brands, ages, connections, etc.

How is the HDD connected, and has it been reliable till now.
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mavrick3020 said:

Alright, I've had this problem for the last few weeks. I have a Alura-tek USB2.0 SATA hard drive dock that I use with a 2TB WD Caviar Green. After using this dock on a different computer a few weeks ago, I came home to find that win7 was requiring me to install drivers for a new USB controller. It installed as a Generic USB controller and the hard drive dock was tied to it. I then get the message "This device can perform faster" and "click here for a list of ports..." It shows 6 ports, for the 6 ports I have on my computer under the two existing usb controllers I have. I've tried uninstalling the new controller, deleting the infcache.1 file and tried using the device on a different pc. It works find on other pc's, but not on my main desktop. I can't seem to find the problem. Also, the computer I used it with before it stopped working was running DeepFreeze, if that means anything.Click to expand...

1) I'm guessing it says it's a Generic USB Hub ( not a Generic controller). (Check Device Manager)

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Sounds like the drive may have died but will take a closer look.....

> Download the zip file HERE. Save it on your Desktop
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A:RAM isn't fully recognized (board ECS K7VTA3 v8)

I dont know but the site says that the board accepts DDR200/266/333 SDRAM.Click to expand...

You bought DDR400 so I'd say your RAM is not supported by your motherboard. Also, the voltage standard for your motherboard is 2.5 volts. Your RAM needs 2.6 volts although it should still run if your motherboard supported it in the first place. You might be able to bump up the voltage in the BIOS but I can't say for sure.
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The only way to sort this out, is to install another battery. If the "new" battery is not detected, the motherboard may be bad
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What is your mother's PC? Windows XP, Service Pack3?
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A:Second CD-ROM drive not recognized

Try the jumpers set to master and slave - I always found cable select pretty useless.
Check for badly twisted cables too.

You could also connect the HD to the second primary channel on the motherboard,maybe ? Set the jumper to slave.

If you can`t get that to work,buy a USB/IDE 2.5 adapter (cheap) and connect it externally to a USB port.
That should have been your preferred solution..hee hee.
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In Desk management it is File System RAW,Click to expand...

Sounds like the filesystem is corrupt. Try TestDisk for partition/data recovery. Many have reported success using it. Hope it helps/works for you too
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A:New hard drive not recognized

It might just be an issue with boot priorities in BIOS. Head into BIOS and check the boot order.

Ideally you want it to be the following:

1st: CD/DVD drive
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3rd: Can be anything really.
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A:New DVD burner not being recognized in XP

This may be a jumper issue. Try setting the jumper to Cable Select, or Slave (Secondary), if you have it connected to the same cable as another drive.