usb to sata/ide cable driver windows 7

February 19, 2011 at 10:56:05
Specs: Windows 7, Intel 3G
My old computer quit on me so I got a new one and now I invested in an R-driver to transport my data from my old hard drive but I cannot get the unit to work. I now have windows 7. Can anyone give me some pointers so that I can get the much needed data from my old hard drive.

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February 19, 2011 at 12:30:55
What is an R-driver? Do you mean an external enclosure for your old hard drive?

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February 20, 2011 at 10:58:07
Hi, it's not an enclosure its a USB unit that plugs to the back of your old hard drive to transfer data from old hard drive to new hard drive I think that because windows 7 does not acknowledge it it will not pick up the hard drive,I need to get around this because the data I hav on there needs to come off of it so I can get it finished and published.

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February 20, 2011 at 12:08:29
The device probably requires no drivers.

You MUST plug in it's USB connection into a USB port that can actually supply the full max 500ma of current, and it may NOT be detected properly if you plug it into a port in a USB hub !

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 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.

If that doesn't help, some mboard's bioses cannot detect the type of device you're using properly.

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February 20, 2011 at 13:05:06
Have you looked for the drive in Windows Disk Management?

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