Question about Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, eSATA, External 500 GB Hard Drive
I have just got this new desktop computer and i just wonder.
is it normal for it not to start. and what is this red cable i got left called sata?. shall i use that for any purposes.. i know i have IDE cdrom but there is no IDE entrance on my HDD. any ideas what i shall do and if i shall use this red sata cable?
You have to make sure first, what is your HDD type? is it IDE or SATA (Serial ATA).
Check it out: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-sata-or-serial-ata.htm
You should plug the data cable, to your hard disk. Remember, there's no way to plug your SATA cable to IDE HardDisk because the connector are not the same (I don't know if there's a converter between it).
So, make sure it first. If it IDE, find IDE data Cable, and make sure it plugged to your MainBoard and Hard Disk. Do the same procedure if it is SATA Hard Disk, only this time you should connect the SATA cable from your mainboard to your SATA Hard Disk.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I have had similiar issues using caddies there seems to be many connecting parts that can fail or become old and dirty failing to make contact with the hard drive you could remove the hard drive and check these contacts make sure they are clean and making contact
You could just remove the hard drive from the caddy and connect it directly inside your computer as a normal hard drive
You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit
you will then have to connect it to your computer using a usb port
Once connected to another computer to a usb port and power supply you should get a message found new hardware and it should install the drivers it should show on your computer or you might have to install it manually
click start click on computer to open you should see this drive
If you dont.
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a Yellow Question / Exclamation Mark? ! or a Red X
you will need to update/reinstall drivers
right click to reinstall drivers.
If you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports (com&lpt) right click update driver
Once you see this drive just click on it to open and copy all or any data you want and save it to another usb drive
or get one of these
NEW!2.5" SATA TO USB 2.0 external HDD enclosure case AU
Hope this helps.
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