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Windows 7: IDE hard drive enclosure

15 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
IDE hard drive enclosure

I've pulled an old IDE hard drive from a xp computer. chuck it up in my IDE enclosure, plug it into my Windows 7 pc, and nothing. not listed in dev man, computer, or disk manager, zip. i plug the same set up into another xp computer, no prob. i need my Windows 7 pc to recognize it so i can save some info off it. i dont have continuous access to the xp pc i tried it on, so i cant use that one for the rescue. my Windows 7 pc will detect my ata/sata enclosures fine, just not this IDE one.

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16 Aug 2013   #2

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

I use a USB to IDE/SATA kit, like this one. Even with the USB 2.0 limits it moves data fast enough for occasional use. Simple to use, no drivers needed, just plug and play. You can even retrieve from a floppy disk.
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 IDE hard drive enclosure

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