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Windows 7: need help with data transfer via SATA to USB

20 Nov 2013   #11
TVeblen

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That is very odd. Disk Management recognizes a removable drive E:, but does not detect any media.
This makes me think there may be an issue with the SATA to USB connector. It is showing power but not data (a guess).

Can you test that drive and that connector on another computer? Have you tested that drive in a desktop (recently) to see if you can read data?


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20 Nov 2013   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Normally a USB port wil not put out enough power to run a 3.5" hard drive. Device manager may be recognizing the data cable but not the drive. Disk management does not recognize it at all that I can tell. You usually have to have an external power source for a 3.5" drive. Not so with a 2.5" drive though.

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20 Nov 2013   #13
Kenna

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Have you considered starting up your laptop, then plugging in your hard drive. It should activate a virtual drive (letter) for it. You should be able to then open it and see what data you need. What I get is you are trying to copy data to you laptop? You are running close on time correct? Windows has a great program that will copy data quickly with a few commands. The program is called 'Robocopy'. You run it from a Command Window. To get the syntax to run it, type: >robocopy /help. It will list all of the commands you need to copy your data quickly and completely.
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21 Nov 2013   #14
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

first off thanks for everyone help so what i read is that it doesn't have enough power from a usb 3.0 to power a 3.5 inch drive so i think i have 2 options it looks like the cable has a port on the back of it to stick in another power source into it or buy a hard drive caddy like THIS am i right?


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21 Nov 2013   #15
Kenna

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Yes, I am surprised it did not come with it. There is not enough power from USB 3.0 to run a hard drive at what 7k rpm?
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22 Nov 2013   #16
TVeblen

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The RPM has nothing to do with it. 2.5" HDDs are designed to run on 5v, 3.5" HDD's are designed to run on 12v. USB ports only put out 5v.
But you are right - that adapter should have come with a 12v power supply. Maybe it was an option?

OP: the hard drive caddy should work if it is designed for 3.5" HDDs.
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22 Nov 2013   #17
Amaterasu

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ok will get a power cable for it thanks again
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22 Nov 2013   #18
Kenna

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yes technically you are correct.
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