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Windows 7: Sata/IDE to USB cable

26 Jan 2012   #1
Kentiiboii

Windows 7
 
 
Sata/IDE to USB cable

I bought one of these today off eBay but then noticed the description says not comparable with vista and windows 7. But surely windows 7 should just find it on its own? Please let me know ASAP as I'm worrying I bought wrong one.
Thanks kent.


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26 Jan 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I never heard of cables being differentiated by operating system.

Does it work for your intended purpose? I'm guessing you are using it to transfer data between drives?
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26 Jan 2012   #3
Kentiiboii

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah I will be using it to transferre data. It should arrive tomorrow (fingers crossed) id of thought something like this should work between them all as they're just same as a USB memory stick. But on the description it's says not conpatable with vista or 7. I've emailed the seller asking him. But suppose I'll have to wait for when it comes.
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26 Jan 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

According to this write-up you should be OK: USB to IDE & SATA Cable Kit USBNow.co.uk

Are you transferring data from say, a windows XP drive to a Windows 7 drive?

If so, you need to be careful if you are asked to initialize (mount) the drive, which may result in data loss.
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26 Jan 2012   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

From what I've seen there maybe an adapter/card that's in between the devices which may require a driver ... maybe they don't have compatible drivers for win7 yet but it may still work, give it a go ... sorry couldn't be of more help







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26 Jan 2012   #6
Kentiiboii

Windows 7
 
 

Ok thanks for the heads up seavixen. I'll have a play with it before I use
It on a clients hard drive. I think it will work but like poo man said could just be a driver for the card that isn't comparable but I'll have to see. If it comes tomorrow I'll have a play and let you all know how it goes on.
Thanks kent.
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26 Jan 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome Kent.

We look forward to reading about a successful data transfer.
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26 Jan 2012   #8
Kentiiboii

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks seavixen. Your about the first person on a forum to call me by kent they all think because it says kentiiboii I'm from kent lol.

Off topic but does any one know where I can download a copy of windows vista home as my puppy chewed my disc?
Thanks.
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26 Jan 2012   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're welcome Kent.

It wasn't difficult, you'd signed your post with your name.

As for Vista I think Google would be your best bet.
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26 Jan 2012   #10
Kentiiboii

Windows 7
 
 

Oh yeah I forgot that duh. And yeah I'm just being a cheap skate don't wanna pay for the disc. But don't see why I should as I have the key codes anyway.
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