Connect SATA desktop HDD to my laptop through usb.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Vanquished, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hey,
    I was trying to hook up my SATA hdd from my HDD to my laptop, but it won't show up in My Computer. Anybody know how to fix this?

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
  2. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    First, your title suggests you're trying it through USB but are unsuccessful, so I take it you are using an adapter. Do you have any other computers to test that hard drive and adapter with to make sure the adapter is working?

    In my experience, it's been difficult finding a very good quality, consistently working as expected PATA/SATA to USB adapter. All the ones I've tried have had their quirks including the one I'm using now (I use them mostly with DVDRW drives so I can use my old "large" PATA hard drives internally).

    Also, if you are using an adapter are you using it correctly with a power cable connected to the hard drive as well?
     
  3. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yea. everything is connected correctly.