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I need to run an HDD2159 external of its computer.

The computer has died so I woukd like to get the info off its hard drive HDD2159 external of its computer. I have the USB Cable to SATA but I don't know which pins to connect to make it a slave drive.

Connecting the drive to the USB of my new computer caurer the drive to start up and stop over and over every 5 sec. Any ideas ?

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You cannot just connect the hard drive using a SATA to USB cable and connect it to the computer and expect to download data from this hard drive.
You need to connect the hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter which is then connected to a computer's USB port?
Leave the hard drive set as the master drive.

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