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Solved: SATA HD power adapter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MURANNU67, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. MURANNU67

    MURANNU67 Thread Starter

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    Recently bought a SATA HD adapter to read an old 3.5" HD. for some reason it only shows 53 GB instead of 120 GB. Also cannot see any old files that i had on there previously. Any way i can retrieve all the data? :confused:
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    Do you mean it is an IDE hard drive you put a Sata adapter on the back of it and connected it to a Sata port on the motherboard of your PC?

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    I have an old internal 3.5" HD that i took out from a computer that does not work. I found an adapter that supports Serial ATA 2.5" and 3.5" HD that i can put my HD in the adpater and plug it into the computer with a USB cable and it should read it like a HD on my computer. The problem is that when the drive shows up it only shows a fraction of the HD (53 GB) but the HD is 120 GB. I can see some files but not all of them.

    I have old files on it i'm trying to retrive.
     
  4. Mumbodog

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    I have seveeral of those adapters I have purchased through the years, some work on some drives but not others, so I just try another adapter.

    If there is a jumper on the hard drive to limit it to SATA I, set it and try again. I think only WD brand drives have this feature.

    Otherwise I would try another adapter brand.

    You may have to run recovery software on the drive, this is the best that I have ever used.

    http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

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  5. MURANNU67

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    Problem Solved awesome! thank you for your help.
     
  6. Mumbodog

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    What did you do?

    You are welcome.

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  7. MURANNU67

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    I went to the website and ran the software and it brought up all my old files on the HD. All the files were there just like before.
     
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    Thanks.

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