Sunday i bought a USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure. It supported up to a 1000GB hard drive. I pluged in my WD 160 GB into it and it seemed to fit ok. then pluged the whole thing into my computer. it popped up recognized and even with the correct model of the WD drive. i thought i was good to go. a little later on i got a few file errors when working with some files on the drive. But still seemed ok (that was sunday night). last night (monday night) i turned the pc on and the drive enclosure and nothing. tired the other 3 USB ports nothing. took the drive out put in a WD 120 GB and kept getting a USB device failed message. so i thought ok well i got a bum drive enclosure.
i took it back got another brand (this one only supported up to 500 GB). Put the WD 160 in it and then hooked it up to the computer. I got a new USB device found, then nothing. i'm still getting nothing. i've tried the WD 120 also and still nothing. I've tried all 4 usb ports. I have a USB printer, scanner and 2 flash drives and they work in all the ports.
the instructions for both enclosures were fairly simple and straightforward...is there something i'm doing wrong?
I have Win XP SP2. The enclosure i have not is a Dynex 2.0 USB the other one was Adaptic (they are all best buy had ).