No USB attachment sound makes me think the USB bridge card is bad or possibly the cable itself. You could try removing the drive from the encloure and reattach. It's good though you can here the drive spinning. I would RMA the enclosure if possible.
Does not make a difference what OS is on the USB enclosure. Could be anything except if it was formatted with a linux file system Windows would not see it.
Are you talking about taking the enclosure drive out and putting it in your new computer? I don't think you can boot a OS from a different computer,too many driver issues. The OS on the External would have different hardware drivers. You could try it. At least see if it boots up. It depends on how new the laptop is. If it has Windows 8 with UEFI there may be a problem. You would have to disable Secure Boot in BIOS and change the mode to Legacy Boot as your old drive probably has a MBR partition and the new drive GPT.
The second USB adapter cable I proposed can only power a 2.5 drive because there is no power brick. For 3.5 drives you would need a power brick as shown in the first link
Was the USB hub you have a powered Hub? It's possible your USB ports do not have enough power for the USB enclosure but even then you should still hear a USB attachment sound. Are there any yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager with the USB enclosure attached?
Do you have another external drive available?
You are very right with the drivers and all, it's not the same system, it won't get me anywhere.
So even though it was partitioned etc I should see it under dev man and disk man (I'm sorry I never had done this before, only used disks for clear external use).
I have already tried to disable Fast Boot and Legacy is already on, on my BIOS... No avail.
No, none of my hubs are externally powered... But if I wait from my experience as an ebay user (because I doubt I'll find something like that locally) I 'll have to wait at least 20 days for the item and I already waited for this enclosure 5 or 6 months due to economic problems...
Is it normal even if my product is faulty, to get power and to hear the spinning?
Apparently I don't have any other drives available.
I only see under USB ports in the devman one device to be "Unknown" and it is the hdd, am sure because it wasn't there before I plug the disk in...
Also it's not detected in the BIOS as the other drives and flashes I plug in.
Could I put it in my desktop as an internal but secondary/slave?
Edited by Shadowdance, 07 January 2015 - 02:18 PM.
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