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Nexxtech 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure (NHDE35)

Wiil this encloser work under Windows Vista? I'm thinking of buying it.

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  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    My HP computer with vista will not operate my NEXXTECH 3.5 Harddrive or my harddrive from my old computer is damaged ?

  • AGALSGUY Jun 01, 2008

    MY Nexxtech 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure (NHDE35) IS NOT BEING RECOGNIZED BY MY PC. WHEN I PLUG IN THE USB2 WIRE INTO USB2 PORT I GET MESSAGE THAT READS: "YOUR UNKNOWN DEVICE CAN PREFORM FASTER IF IT IS PLUGGED INTO A HIGH SPEED PORT." I AN USUNG A NEW PC WITH WINDOW VISTA HOME EDITION. SEEMS I CAN'T GET PC TORECOGNIZE IT REGARDLESS OF WHAT USB2 PORT I USE. CAN ANYONE HELP?

  • xpladox Dec 15, 2008

    I'm having the exact same issue with Vista. I turn on the Nexxtech and my computer will show a usb connection but seconds later it will disappear. This will continue on and on.

    With Windows XP I used to install everything that wasn't "certified for XP" and never had many problems. I guess this is a situation where when the man says it ain't for Vista......it ain't for Vista. Too bad.

    If anybody has an alternate solution I'd love to hear it........


  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I'm using Vista, and it's not working for me. I have the jumper set to master and when it is plugged in, it registers it with the device connected noise, then it disconnects it quickly.
    That's what I get for buying a 2nd rate product though.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    not true.. it IS compatible with vista because my dad is running it on his vista machine. it works 100%, yet i am having that problem where it is set on master, and once connected, i hear the device connected noise and then the disconnect noise, this then continues to cycle until i power off the device

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I'm not saying this will solve all problems, but it solved it for me. I am running Vista and got this to work following someone's instructions from another forum.

The slot in the enclosure that you plug the hard drive into has one set of holes fewer than the hard drive has pins. This means you can plug the hard drive in two ways "left" and "right" if you will. I had to plug my hard drive in so that the unused pins were farthest from the power cable that plugs into the hard drive.

Incidentally this made the screw holes line up better, too.

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Try setting the jumper on the HD (in the Nexxtech enclosure) to "master"...It worked for me!!!

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

I just bought one of these tonight, at first it didn't work but I did not put the jumper into the master slot, and then it read.


Using Vista Premium.

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The enclosure will not have anything to do with an operating system. If the computer youre using utilizes USB, and you have USB drivers installed ( other USB devices work ), then there will be no issue, if the enclosure has USB. If the drive has firewire, and your computer has firewire, and you have the proper drivers installed, there should be no problem. Basically, you're asking a hardware question. The NHDE35 has usb2 ports. Vista supports USB2. If youre computer has USB ( which is backwards compatible ), it will be fully compatible. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

Kill Vista! Useless thing.

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Finally obtained the proper cable to reconnect the NX2 Nexxtech devise with an enclosed 3.5" hard drive. The devise is not recognized and I can not access the external devise. Please advise.

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  • fddicent Feb 27, 2011

    These enclosures have a tendency for the pcb that provides power to the drive to fail. I have one and the case powers on and the light comes on fine, but if you listen carefully or power it on while the case is open, the hard drive never powers on/spins up. Everything else appears to work fine and windows (xp) recognizes that a hard drive device is trying to install and it appears in device manager as a device w/out drivers installed. This is not the case in my situation and probably others. The hdd is not getting power. Period.

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My Vista premium machine goes black whenever I plug this external hd into the usb. When I unplug it, it comes back up. I am using an HP laptop. I'd assume that Vista doesn't like this hardware.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

Im using vista home and it is set as master, still not coming up at all although it automatically installed the drivers

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I'm trying to implement it on a vista hp machine brand new with vista home premium and it is not functioning. Get a brand more reliable.

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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