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HP Pavillion G7 not recognizing external SSD

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Pavillion G7
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I'm trying to replace the internal harddrive with an SSD, and I want to transfer everything over to the SSD beforehand.  I bought a cable along with the SSD, USB 3.0 to SATA adapter.  I plug it into the right-side USB 3.0 slot and the SSD signifies that is is on.  I check file explorer, not there.  Minitool partions doesn't detect it either.  

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@SimpleA 

 

The question is does USB 3.0 to SATA adapter actually work ? If YES, you may have to initialize it first. Please try

 

               https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/disk-management/initialize-new-disks

               https://www.windowscentral.com/how-format-new-hard-drive-windows-10

 

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BH
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