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USB to Sata Ide drive

My USB to Sata Ide drive is not showing up. It is not in disk management either. What should I do?

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If your sata drive is new then you will have to fdisk and format it before the pc will allow it a drive letter even though you are using it through usb. Did your Usb to Sata come with a driver disk? You will have to run it before the drive will work.
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