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You can check 'Drive Management' via right-clicking 'My Computer' and clicking 'Manage'.
If you can see the drive in 'Drive Management', try changing the drive letter. Sometimes, newly added external hard drives end up having the same drive letter as an existing drive. This will cause 'My Computer' to not recognize the drive. Changing the drive letter can help.
Background. I have a few older laptops with USB 1.1 built in and I wanted the faster speed of USB 2.
This was my 3rd PCCARD USB adapter, the prior 2 did not work either. Again, the PCCARD USB adapter did not work in 3 different laptops. I could not even read a flash memory stick. grrr
Turned out the problem was the laptops were not able to supply enough power to the card. When I plugged in a 5v wall wart into the card...it worked...I could read the flash memory stick. So, it appears that some of the older laptops just can't supply enough juice to the card.
This seems odd as on one of the laptops, I use an external CD drive with an attached PCCARD adapter, and it gets its power from the PCCARD.
Remove the card, download and install the latest drivers and firmware for the motherboard BIOS and the pcmcia controller from the laptop manufacturer's site.
Uninstall all software and drivers pertaining to the startech card, download the newest set from their site, install the card back.
I have the same problem when connecting my ipod and usb hard drive. I think the card is just a piece of crap. I've also tried a different card before but had no luck either. I guess its time to get a new laptop.