Cloning a SATA harddrive

Apricorn Adw-usb-kit drivewire universal...
July 1, 2010 at 20:22:47
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4/4 gig
Do I need to add power to the new SATA harddrive that I have connected using an Apricorn SATA/USB adapter? I have connected my computer to the new harddrive but it is not recognized on my computer or the Apricorn cloning softward.

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July 1, 2010 at 20:26:38
Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
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Check that out first.

Rarely, not all the ports on the back of a desktop case may be able to supply 500ma each.

If you have a desktop computer, Note that I answered a Topic on this site recently where a guy had an external drive, which does require the full 500ma, connected to a port on the back of a desktop case - it would not work properly when a webcam was in the port next to it, but it worked fine when the webcam was unplugged. Ports on the back of a desktop case often have two ports connected to the same USB controller module that are ports one above the other - you could try connecting the cable to one of those and leaving the other un-used.

By the way, you can't boot a Windows 2000 and up operating system from an external hard drive due to Microsoft's defaults.

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