external 2.5": HDD .
yes and no. (no means PnP is magic)
but no PC stated, and posted to computers not TV nor Cell phones.
so in windows world of PCs we have internet working first
and then plug and play can actually work.(function).
then on your unstated PC try all USB ports, some crummy old laptops have only 100mA of current on USB ports and fail to run the motor with weak power like that.
NO PC stated. see?
The next thing I do with USB connected, is listen to side of case for the motor inside to spin, if silent that means the USB port is dead. (or drive is dead but I test the drive on other PCs so know it is not dead.)
ok it spins.
then disk manager is next, go there, and give it a drive letter.
if not done this step , explorer can't see the drive.
above manager can not see the drive, then use Device manager.
if missing there?, this external drive the USB port is dead or Microsoft does not support this drive or the drive is dead.
learn to test devices like this on 2 PCs to learn If it is good or not first. no lack of PCs on earth so have at it.
on Jul 03, 2019