Hello, I purchased an ATA hard drive caddy for mt IBM t40 and I have been unable to have the hard drive recognice by windows XP. The unit turns on and lights come on on the caddy, but I can not see the drive when I go to my computer. I have tried several hard drives and also have changed the jumpers on the hard drive. Hope some one can help. The hard drives I am ussing come out of my old T43 and T41 that failed and they are Fujitsu hard drives 40 and 60 gigs. Thank you
Hello, I purchased an ATA hard drive caddy for mt IBM t40 and I have been unable to have the hard drive recognice by windows XP.
I have tried several hard drives
So why are we now talking about a CD ROM Caddy?
A IDE hard drive will work in a IDE CD ROM caddy (just can't be screwed in firmly) exactly the same as a normal IDE HDD caddy.
Set the drive to master using the jumpers, attach power and IDE cables in caddy to the drive, power caddy and plug USB cable into PC or laptop.
Windows should immediately recognise and install drives for USB IDE bridge then drive should show in Disk management and if drive is formatted and has data should appear in My computer
IF windows is not showing drive then look in Device manager for exclamation marks against the USB device if these are OK then not showing in Disk management probably means the drive is not spinning up (can you feel it vibrating).