07-16-2012 11:44 AM
I purchased a GoFLex with eSata to use for larger file transfers when rebuilding laptops. I formatted the drive with a windows 7 machine, and it operates fine. I can transfer to and from the drive. I unplug the drive and plug it in to an identical windows 7 machine and it asks me to format? I can't see the files on the drive or work with it until it's formatted. If I format it, it'll only work with that machine that it was formatted on.
Whats going on here? Is this drive tagged for a single machine somehow? None of my other externals work this way.
Any help is appreciated.
07-16-2012 02:32 PM - edited 07-16-2012 02:32 PM
Try running chkdsk /f to fix filessytem errors.
That isn't normal behaviour. Mine often asks to scan for errors but gives me the option of continuing anyway and doesn't tell me to format it.
07-19-2012 01:28 PM - edited 07-19-2012 01:28 PM
How does it look in Disk Management on each of the win7 machines?
Also is it just a standard NTFS? How did you format it - in Windows Disk Management or 3rd party tool?