ide to usb

  filthyphil 08:41 10 May 2007

hi there i have just got a ide to usb lead to try and get some info from my old hdd and a freinds hdd, when i connect the leads to the laptop and hdd nothing happens, is there something i am missing? or doing wrong apparently you just have to connect them together and hey presto you can access the old hdd. or so i thought i am now stumped can anyone help??
cheers phil..

  Technotiger 08:52 10 May 2007

Hi, I think it should have a Power Supply with it - you have not mentioned that.

  filthyphil 08:56 10 May 2007

hi again yes i used a power supply from my pc but to no avail. it said to make the spare hdd master but again no good so i tried a variety of configs again no avail? still stumped..?/?

  Technotiger 09:00 10 May 2007

Is it one like this ...

click here

or similar - if so I think it may need its own power supply as shown.

  Technotiger 09:02 10 May 2007

On the one I have shown, no jumper pin or ID settings are required.

  filthyphil 09:05 10 May 2007

the one i have i got from ebay in china and just has the 40/44 pin connector and usb connector thats all and a driver disk for win98 only it says xp auto detects and installs which doesnot happen

  filthyphil 09:07 10 May 2007

i may have to get the one you posted if that will work easier
thanks for your help Technotiger.

  Technotiger 09:15 10 May 2007

Hmm, only other thing I can suggest is to try it in a different USB port.

  Technotiger 09:17 10 May 2007

Also, connect it with laptop switched off then startup laptop - xp should recognise 'new' hardware.

  filthyphil 09:18 10 May 2007

i will try that one now many thanks

  Technotiger 09:18 10 May 2007

The one I have shown, is probably your best bet - the one you have may be faulty.

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