How do I connect the hard drive enclosure to my computer?

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Question

How do I connect the hard drive enclosure to my computer?

Answer

Have you tried using your User Guide to help you through this process? If more help is needed, follow the steps below to connect your enclosure to your computer:

 

NOTE: Make sure you have installed a hard drive into the enclosure before you connect your enclosure to your computer.

 

  1. Plug the smaller USB 3.0 (Micro-B type) connector on the provided USB Y cable into the port on the enclosure.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into an available USB port on your computer. For additional power, connect the extra USB connector to the computer, especially for large capacity hard drives.
  3. The operating system automatically detects and sets up the new drive.If the drive is correctly detected, a new drive letter is assigned to the enclosure.For Macintosh computers, the new drive letter appears on the desktop.
  4. For PCs, the new drive letter appears in My Computer/Computer.

NOTE: If using a new hard drive, it must be formatted (initialized and partitioned) before it will appear in My Computer/Computer or on your Mac desktop.

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