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#1 trichome

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:52 PM

I purchased a 2.5" HDD IDE\SATA to USB\eSata Enclosure to recover my media which i have successfully recovered
For some reason the sata cable is not recognized or i dont know how to use it.. But anyways
the old drive is from a dell xps m140 and i have a new vista HP dv5-1235dx
i would like to use the old drive for a back up if possible
do i format the drive? and if so how do i format the usb drive?
and afterwords how do i use it for backup?
i have searched all over but have not found a direct answer.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:14 PM

could be a bad cable, but b4 u send it back try reading it on another computer or with a linux version. as far as formating, once you get your computer to recognize it, just right click the HD symbol in my computer, then right click, format, and I would suggest using NTSF filing system under windows, (thats what I use for my windows filing system) or fat32 under linux. there may be a better option out there but thats what I would do.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:15 PM

oh yes and as far as backups after you get it working just save all your files to the hard drive and to the external, that way its backed up, but dont leave it hooked up unless your doing the backup, that way if you get a virus or hacked they cant get access to it and ur backup files will be safe.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Patriot
ill go ahead and format NTSF
the cord may be bad on the enclosure?
The enclosure uses a Usb to power and it has a switch for
Usb and Sata i switch it to Sata and nothing happens
im guessing it shuld support plug and play
but maby i need a linux to recognize it which i dont have.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:57 AM

either the cord or the case itself, its possible the chip inside may be bad. if its the chip inside i doubt linux would do anygood, nor the cable. Linux will only help if its the hard drive itself.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:31 AM

Are you sure this hdd is a SATA drive? The reason that I ask is because I googled it and see both SATA and IDE mentioned.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:37 AM

I think he is talking about the external hookups dc3, sata connection or a USB to the computer, at least thats what I assumed it was, it may be a bad assumption on my part.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:05 AM

The drive is IDE the Enclosure accepts IDE\Sata Drives It has a switch on the back to switch from Usb2.0 To ESata
i use the IDE drive in the enclosure and hit the switch to eSata and plug the sata cabe into the enclosure
and my computer with the power usb cored attached but the computer never recognizes the drive
im thinking its because the eSata is only supported with a Sata drive and not an IDE drive but i hope not...
does anyone know?

on the case it says eSATA / USB 2.0 Combo Enclosure for IDE or SATA 2.5 Inch Hard Drives
so im thinking i got ripped off..
and on top of it i wanted it to use esata because the speed
and i was charged outrageous prices to find a ide/sata to usb 2.0/esata

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:57 AM

If the hdd is a IDE then the switch has to be set to 2.0.

What is the make and model of this enclosure?

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