USB Sata Bridge will not initialize 3.5" H/Ds

  Boyd-1456763 20:54 15 Feb 2011
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Home built desktop with AsrockG31m-V52 M/B
3GB ram
Core 2 duo
W7 Professional

Hi,Nothing wrong with desktop but have problem connecting USB Sata Bridge. Works perfectly with laptop H/Ds, have used Acronis to load about 20 different ones with clone copies, but for some reason the 3 different Sata Bridges I have will not operate full size (Desktop 3.5") hard drives
They do appear in disk management (Not in "Computer") and after attaching one and going to disk management you immediately get a box saying the disk needs to be Innitiallized and on clicking yes another box pops up saying "Device Not Ready"
The same happens on all the options in the left hand box on the drives listing in Computer Management
"Diskpart" sees the drive but gives size as 0
This result is the same for 5 different 3.5" Hard drives I have, all Sata less than 2 years old ranging from 160 - 500 GB, but allo the laptop ones work first time
have searched various forums but not found an answer that worked and would much appreciate any help,
Thanks, Boyd

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:18 15 Feb 2011

HAve a couple like this, seems to be the power supply
using the provided power bricks drives are unreadable but if I connect using te same bridge but with a spare connection from the PCs PSU they work fine.

  Boyd-1456763 21:32 15 Feb 2011

Thanks for that, I have triedthat by using a separate power source without luck on one of the drives, but will try again tomorrow with others and post if it works
Boyd

  Boyd-1456763 09:10 16 Feb 2011

Well ,I have tried two different 5v transformers to power two separate Sata Bridges and I still get the same result, when I plug in to the USb I am asked to initialize and when I click yes I get "The device is not ready"
Frustrating especially as every laptop drive works fine and if I put the full size drive into my desktop it works every time
Boyd

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