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Windows 7: Can't access drives connected via an EIDE-to-USB kit

15 May 2011   #11

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I think then I would test them as slave drives in a decent working desktop with a standard IDE data Cable & power cable connected to the IDE connection on the MB.

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15 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 w/SP1

Thanks; I may try that. It's been a while since I've opened the case on my desktop PC; I didn't think motherboards still *had* IDE connections on them!

Not that I understand the difference between "CHS" and "LBA", but the sticker on each of the four drives does list something called an "LDA Drive Parameter" -- I'm trying to get clarification about that on the other forum.
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15 May 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

LBA= Logical Block Addressing
CHS= Cylinder, Head, Sector
CHS is an old way of accessing info on the HDD, LBA is the latest, for spinning drives at least, and is faster.
Some disscusion here Wikipedia cylinder-head-sector

As for trying the drives in another PC, as Doc suggests, you will most likely find IDE (ATA) headers on the board. Many optical drive still use the IDE headers for operation.
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