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Non normally on usb hard drives but to confirm this, is there a power connection on the drive?

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A. From the first link above, you already have a 80GB 7200rpm hard drive and a combo drive with no further details. you can only use two additional devices one 3.5 inch external and 5.25 inch external bays.
B. Assuming that two devices are already IDE devices, that will leave you two additional IDE and two SATA device.

1. Turn off your computer before plugging any additional device and proceed with cautuion.
2. Add the additional 40GB Maxtor IDE hard drive, you will have to mount the drive into the casing and put some screw to lock or use tool lesslock if its present. (Check the jumper if its a master or slave) if you have configured the 40GB drive as master and you're going to add additional IDE drive you have to put the jumper in slave header.
3. Now put the IDE cable to the hard drive and to the IDE2 of the mother board mount firmly. (you cannot mount the IDE cable if it is in the wrong position)
4. Next the four pin power from the power supply to the hard drive. (you cannot mount the power cable if it is in the wrong position)
5. Power On your computer and press Delete or F2 to access bios, proceed to the option boot priority select your Combo drive as first boot, next your 80GB Hard driver, press F10 save.
6. Power On your computer and check your 40GB hard drive through device manager.
7. Time to add your new hard drive through disk management, so you will be able to see your new drive from your computer. I forgot how WIN XP recognize new hard drives especially the fresh one.

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When ever i plug in my hard drive to laptop the light on my passport goes on but its not letting me get to my files...


On occasion the power supplied to these types of external harddrives is not enough to satisfy the power needs of the device. Sometimes additional power is needed - an easy way to test this is to try plugging the drive into a usb port on the back of a desktop and see if you have the same problem.

Additional power can be provided via a special type of cable that allows you to draw additional power from a second usb port on the computer.

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When I hook-up to my laptop ( Lenvono X200. The drive spins but does not connect. The blue LED light comes on for about few seconds, then goes off.

You *may* have a problem with this particular drive and laptop combination due to the amount of power available at the USB connector of the laptop and the power requirements of the drive. Sometimes, there simply isn't enough power at the USB port to power the drive. This can be a result of low battery power, having other devices connected (at the same time) to other USB ports and, in the case of earlier laptops - a lower designed USB electrical rating (the newer laptops have enough power to power these drives now). The early USB ports basically were for connecting mice, cameras, and small thumb drives.

You can check yourself by seeing the drive works on another computer. If it does, it is likely this power problem described above. You can get around the limited power problem by purchasing a AC POWERED USB hub. A powered USB hub will need to be plugged into house current and will provide the power needed by the drive. This frees the laptop power supply from trying (and failing) to supply the power needed by the drive. Of course, this limits the portability of the whole set up - needing a source of AC power whenever you want to use the drive can be a hassle. Smaller capacity drives usually have lower power requirements, and may be a better option if additional portable, hard drive space is needed.

I hope this helps!

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