How do I verify if the external drive is recognized or not?
Disk Management console in Windows provides information about the status of all the drives Windows recognizes.
To open Disk Management
- On the Start Menu, right click "Computer".
- Select "Manage".
- A "Computer Management" Window will appear. In a right panel, under "Storage", select "Disk Management".
- Verify that your external drive is displayed in the physical device list (see the illustration below).
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