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IDE to USB Adapter Doesn't Work!?! Please Help!

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#1 ryevick


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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:59 PM

I am really frustrated. I have around 6 or 7 hard drives that I've accumulated from older desktop PCs I've had; I now have my new ASUS G73 laptop (sweet), I don't have a desktop computer at this time. I want to access the data on these drives and have tried 2 or 3 different IDE to USB adapters and they all do the same thing... I plug them in the USB port on my laptop (I've tried this on my new laptop and my older Acer laptop) and it detects the device... or at least starts to and then it gives that audible error that the device wasn't installed. I can open a desktop PC and plug these drives into the ribbon cable and they work fine! What the heck?!?!?! Please help... I don't know what to do.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:26 AM


Do your adapters have an external power like this one?

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 10:19 PM

As Dachew Suggested IDE drives need power to work. Do the enclosures supply power to the drives or are you using an old PSU to power up the drives.
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