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Wont work I installed my old hard drive into the sabrent 3.5 ide hard drive to usb 2.0 and plugged it in. No instructions came in the box and I cant see anything on the hard drive. My computer doesn't see anything wrong. What do I do? THX

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  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    Sabrent SATA-IDE External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure is not even recognized by any computer. Tried two different old hrd drives aND THREE DIFFERENT COMPUTERS including xp and Vista OS. Can anyone help me>

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    it shows in device manager but does not show as a drive in My computer SABRENT SUCKS

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sort of same issues. documentation is feeble. hd powers up. red light is on.
but the new pc doesn't recognize the drive and, obvously doesn't assign a
drive letter to it.

i tried reversing the cable, changing the hard drive, using different usb port,
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1. jumper settings are correct

2 i use vista, not win 2000 or xp

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can't right click becausse the drive isn't there

how do i change the hdd settings from dynamic to basic if i can't see the drive?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

answers to your questions":

1. i'm running windows vista home

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3 i cycled through the settings
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4. yes i heard the drive spin up

5 the led is red, not green

thx again for your efforts

ken bossewitch














kb@bossewitch.net

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