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SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter

Discussion in 'Specific Hardware Issues' started by Jim Coleman, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Jim Coleman

    Jim Coleman

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    Hi All, looking for some help with this item. (not sure if this is the right forum section for this)
    "AGPtek SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for Hard Drive Disk HDD 2.5" 3.5", Compatible with USB 1.1/2.0/3.0, With External AC Power supply"
    When I got this I followed the instructions, however, when I have tried to use it, it failed to work, it is supposed to be plug and play, yet when I have plugged it into my laptop I get the normal multi tone from the laptop that tells me that it has detected something being attached via USB but that is all I get, I am unable to access anything that is attached to the above kit. What am I doing wrong, or not doing? Do I need to download any software? any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Seth Anthony

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    Did you remember to plug in the USB adapter?

    Also check Disk Management, as you might need to initialize the drive.
     
  3. Rustys

    Rustys Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    What is the size of the drive that you are attaching to the computer via the USB?
    For some reason the one that I have would no read any HDD below a 30 GB.

    On mine between where the power plugs into the Drive and the wall thee is a on/off switch did you turn that on?
     
  4. Seth Anthony

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    EDIT to my last post:

    I meant to say AC Adapter, and not USB adapter.
     
  5. Tony D

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    Adding to the above comments, do you know if the drive is good? When you hear the multi tone, that says the computer saw the adapter. If the drive is not good, it will not show. Can you hear the drive spin up?
     
  6. Jim Coleman

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    Hi all, Seth Anthony, Rustys, Tony D. Thanks for the responses to my enquiry, I have been unable to check and perform the suggested actions etc until today 13/05/2019. I have Double checked all connections and the HD spins up with no issues or strange noises, the only thing I am slightly unsure of is making sure I have initialized the drive, however, please see the following info: I have auto play on, device discovery is on, use openssh (beta) server for remote development and “enable device portal” is on. Is there anything I have missed? And the device is still not being recognised.

    HDD Info:

    Make:- HITACHI Deskstar, Model:- HDS722525VLAT80 ATA/IDE

    Capacity:- 250.0 GB, RPM:- 7200RPM P/N:-14R9249

    MLC:- BA1254, LBA:- 488.397.168 sectors. CHS:- 16383/16/63

    BARCODE Numbers, 14R9249BA12540S51, P/N: 14R9249, S/N: CFEH81HA

    Hope this helps, thanks in advance

    Jim

    AGPtek SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for Hard Drive Disk HDD 2.5" 3.5", Compatible with USB 1.1/2.0/3.0, With External AC Power Adapter Included
     
  7. Rustys

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    What operating system and version?

    Have you tried a different system to see if it can see it?

    Where did this Drive come from and why are we attempting to attach it via USB?
     
  8. plodr

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    From reading the reviews on what you have 20% gave it 1 star saying either it didn't work or in some cases, it fried the hard drive that was attached.

    I bought something similar quite a few years (decades?) ago and could never get it to work.
    SOHOUSB.jpg

    I ended up buying a different unit from cables2go.
    https://www.cablestogo.com/product/30504/33in-usb-2.0-to-ide-or-serial-ata-drive-adapter-cable

    I don't have any spare drives to test so perhaps I'll have a problem with this unit too.
     
  9. Seth Anthony

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    The USB sound is a good sign, so I'm leaning toward the adapter being ok.

    We need a screenshot of Disk Management to see the status of the drive.
     

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