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USB to IDE Help

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by dbloam21, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. dbloam21

    dbloam21 Member

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    I purchased a USB 2.0 to IDE adapter. When I plug it into my front USB port it says that it installed and the hardware is ready to use. I want to read an external hard drive, however I cannot find it anywhere on my computer other than on my Device Manager under Disk Drives. How can I find the drive and be able to use it?
     
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    GrandpaBW Active member

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    Is the external drive formatted? If not, go into Computer Management/Disc Management, and format it.
     
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    If it is formatted, you need to label it. Again with disk management assign it a drive letter.
     
  4. dbloam21

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    There is nothing in my Disk Management other than my C: drive and Cd-Rom.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    try it on the backside usb ports as i usually find that the front ports won't work with drives over a certain size. i had no problems with 6.4 gig 2.5" laptop drive on front ports but won't pickup a 40 gig 2.5" laptop drive, only the backside usb ports would.
     
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    Thanks for the help, but I tried the backside ports and still nothing. It still shows up in the device manager but I cannot find it on my computer.
     
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    IS THIS UB TO IDE CABLE WITH POWER AROUNG 20.00 DALLRS!!!!?
    these doesn't work
    u have to press at usb and ide cable and see sometimes they do't fit right
    eventough in the middle of transferring u face the disonnected problem

    REASON:CHEAP STUFF
     

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