Assembling the drive into the external enclosure was easy, but when I hook it up to my XP laptop or my Vista laptop neither "sees" the external drive. There is no driver disc and AFAIK from the Rosewill website there is no driver download file associated with this enclosure.
The HD inside the enclosure is a 2.5" IDE Samsung Spinpoint Model Number MP0603H. I can't find drivers for this on Samsung's site, either, nor on any driver sites I've found.
I've never worked with external drives before so I have no idea what's going on (or rather not going on).
I've read about "initializing" via the disk management, but as far as my disk manager is concerned there just isn't anything new attached to either my XP or Vista laptop.
Ideally someone can tell me how to make this old internal IDE hard drive in a new external enclosure work with a new Vista laptop. I'll accept getting it to work on an XP machine - either way I can retrieve the files. Obviously I don't want to format the drive since the point of all this is to be able to have all the old files from a kaput computer.
Edited by cosmiccostello, 09 December 2008 - 02:13 AM.