I needed to recover data from an IDE HD which was not booting correctly in a second computer. I purchased an ide to sata adapter to plug it into my main PC. It did not work. I switched the adapter for the one on my main HD which I knew to be working. It still did not work. Now, I'm not entirely sure but I might have also then switched the sata port plugging my main HD into a different port whilst also ensuring the connections were properly inserted. It still did not work. Once I returned all my main connections back to the original config, leaving the failing HD unconnected, my main drive could no longer be seen in BIOS!
I double-triple checked connections and still no success. I connected the drive to my old 2nd PC via the native IDE connection and it is detected there, so the drive appears to be working.
I tried updating and reflashing the BIOS but still it is not seen.
I have since installed a fresh OS to an SSD which I am now using. I intend to get a drive enclosure to recover the data but I am also considering building a new budget second system which this drive could be used as the data storage - if it sees it!
What has happened, why does this motherboard no longer detect this drive?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Asus p8h61-m Pro
Samsung 400 gb hard drive