54 months ago
So my laptop Asus U52F's hard drive filled up completely yesterday, I already had ordered a brand new 850 EVO and it should be arriving as we are speaking, I already have an enclosure for the 2.5, 5400 rpm hard drive, it didn't came with any instructions so I thought just getting it out and installing it on the enclousure would be enough it clealy didn't work, I tested it with two fresly formatted laptops and it didn't even appear on the Disk Management (w7). The drive is completely functional, the enclousure lights up, and I can hear the drive rotating just as I plug the USB cable.
Can I simply use the Windows loaded drive as an external hard drive? I don't want to format it, I need the data inside it urgently and I have nothing to make the data recover.