My 3TB Hitachi Desk Pro is recognized by Windows 10 device manager but is is not recognized by Disk Management. To be more precise, it is unknown in Disk Management thereby incapable of being initialized. See the error message below.
I have had this issue since I first upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and now on the latest Windows 10 (v.1703) (OS Build 15063.138). It works flawlessly on Windows 7 and on Apple OSX.
I have pretty much spent a lot of time gathering information about this, trying everything to find a solution.
What I have learned & tried
Fortunately, your USB 3.0 drivers provide the closest thing to a solution. However, after a few minutes after I installing your drivers, the HDD begins to disconnect when I attempt to use it. It gets worse whenever I unplug and plug it back in or restart the computer. At this time, as I attempt to copy a file etc., after a second or more later, it disconnects then reconnects, interrupting the read/write process.
See a full video showing what happens in spoiler.
I have disabled all the power suspend options in Windows 10 for all USB controllers, in control panel and using registry tweaks with no avail.
For the purpose of testing to see if the HDD is functional, I have recently installed Windows 7 on two a Dell and Toshiba notebooks and have used on those machines GParted Live CD (a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution). The HDD works flawlessly on USB 2.0/3.0 ports, which is not possible in Windows 8/10. After upgrading back again to Windows 10 on both machines, the problem persists.
I have also come to understand that this is the issue with many other people with the same HDD and with different brands. Unfortunately, Microsoft have proven to be incapable of providing a fix for this which is incredibly frustrating at this point for many users. Suggestions
Can you or anyone else out there make a suggestions on something else that I could try?