I swapped out my external SATA drive enclosure

Discussion in 'hardware' started by razorboy, Nov 13, 2011.

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  1. razorboy

    razorboy Registered Member

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    which I had just bought, because it ran hot. I bought one which is well vented, instead of being a solid block of aluminum which the other one was. When I installed the first one, Windows found the drivers for the Seagate drive, I formatted it, and all was well. With the new one - which will contain the same Seagate drive - there is included a CD with 'driver and installer.' Huh? I thought that the driver which Windows had installed when I installed the first enclosure, was for the hard drive, not for the enclosure. Do I really need to run the disk? Does the enclosure need a 'driver and installer?'

    Thanks very much for any advice.
     
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    Plug it in and try it out. If you get the new hardware detected balloon tip and then another saying you can now use the hardware, then you're good to go. If not, you can install the driver.
     
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