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Windows 7: USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Converter cable problem

28 Sep 2010   #1
alkemy007

Windows 7
 
 
USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Converter cable problem

I have an old Hard Drive that I backed up a lot of my music on but when I plug the converter cable from the Hard Drive into my laptop (I only want to transfer my files from the Hard Drive to my laptop) I hear the noise windows makes when it recognises something but the Hard Drive doesnt show up in My Computer (its a seagate 320 gig HD). Does anyone know how to fix this?.


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28 Sep 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try assigning a drive letter to the seagate so windows 7 can recognize it. IMHO
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28 Sep 2010   #3
alkemy007

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Try assigning a drive letter to the seagate so windows 7 can recognize it. IMHO
How do I do that exactly. I know I must go to Disk Management. I get there and I see the HD (It shows up as disk 1-unknown-not initialized). When I try to initialize it (not sure if I have to do that) a box comes up saying Disk not ready.
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28 Sep 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Have you updated the seagate driver?
Will see if I can find one and get back to you!

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/

see if you can find your driver there!
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28 Sep 2010   #5
alkemy007

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Have you updated the seagate driver?
Will see if I can find one and get back to you!

Support | Seagate

see if you can find your driver there!
Checked on there. Seems as though the HD I have dont have no additional drivers. Hmmm. This is weird.
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28 Sep 2010   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Read this post and pay particular attention to Brinks response in post #4
Can't change hard drive letter to needed letter
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01 Jan 2011   #7
palys20

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alkemy007 View Post
I have an old Hard Drive that I backed up a lot of my music on but when I plug the converter cable from the Hard Drive into my laptop (I only want to transfer my files from the Hard Drive to my laptop) I hear the noise windows makes when it recognises something but the Hard Drive doesnt show up in My Computer (its a seagate 320 gig HD). Does anyone know how to fix this?.

Im having the exact same problem, did you find a solution?????
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01 Jan 2011   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Take a look at this thread and make sure you both have it hooked up right.
Transend USB 3.0 PCI Card

post back and if necessary will get more help coming your way.
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01 Jan 2011   #9
palys20

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hey, Ive tried all of than at....any other ideas?
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01 Jan 2011   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Faulty interface? One of my older external HDDs would occasionally stop working or would only work intermittently. This problem was resolved by replacing the enclosure.
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