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HP Pavillion G7 not recognizing external SSD

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Pavillion G7
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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






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