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USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE + Going crazy

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  1. rikkiesnumber

    rikkiesnumber Thread Starter

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    I took an old tower in to the computer shop, and was going to add some things to this computer but after being told the processor had gotten hot and was a crappy one anyway, i decided to wait and get a new computer. SO I bought a kit USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE OTB. I have 3 small drives from the old computer and trying to get them onto this computer. I don't have anything in the CD drive. Just empty. I have 2 parts left, So in non-computer language, I have a blue part with alot of pins hooked into the old drive and the cord on that goes into the USB on the front of my computer. The only other thing I have hooked up is the power supply going into the old hard drive. Green light is lit on the old drive and red light is on the blue deal with all the pins. I pushed the button and the drive made the noise like it was doing something. Now what? I see no icons, nothing. The two small cable I have left, no clue. One has a white end with 4 pins and a black end. I found a pic on about.com if that would help. Seems this would be simple. I've spent way too much time doing different searches and 0, nada, that helped. If it would help someone help me know what to do, I'll find the pic of the exact same set-up.

    This is all old pics and music videos..it's like they are floating somewhere. I read I that I need to format the drive . I've been into try to find the stuff, and into computer management, admin. tools. (was told to try that by a friend)

    Thx in advance...
     
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  3. catlady13

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    DO NOT FORMAT THE DRIVE. ! ! ! ! ! ! That erases everything and makes it far harder to get any kind of recovery.
     
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    Is there any chance of posting a picture of what you have set up there? It doesn't sound like an external hard drive. Or if not can you find a picture on the internet of what you are talking about? It might help.
     
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    If this image doesn't come up, I'll try another one The box just says USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE OTB. It has a SATA Mass Storage that I just put in to my old drive and then the cord attached to it goes directly to the USB Port, it says simple and easy on the box, They guy at the computer shop just plugged in one of my old hard drives to his computer and up pops all my stuff on my old hard drive. Maybe I have the part plugged into my old drive incorrectly. I'll look for the actual pic of how it was hooked up. Thx again.


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