Thanks mate but it seems there is an error with the robotic arm of the drive.. so it has a mechanical error...
The old Mobo I am trying to connect to adapter to is an Optiplex GX270 Series A06, By Dell.
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to see the drive at all.. so it's a total failure.
Thanks for your help everyone
Does anyone know where I can get a really cheap 80gb drive that works? An IDE one. I've tried Ebay but they've sent me 2 broken IDE drives so far... (from 2 different people) and I have pretty much gone off Ebay..
I live in Aust if that helps.
Sigh.. this is such a downer.