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Setting up hard drive to usb connection

I have purchased an interface kit from ebay.. it is a sata to usb kit to attach an 3.5'' internal hard drive to usb..it also included the power supply.. when i hook up all on my windows xp and windows 7 laptops they are not recognized. i look under my computer and nothing.. i then go to my com> control panel> admin tools> computer management> disk management and not found there.. reboot still nothing helppp

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  • kevin butler Apr 23, 2010

    i have two of the kits,, i had them send another thinking defective kit..same out come.. have the computer power supply testing rig shows good..i do feel and hear hd spin and it is getting warm..the cables has tabs to prevent impropper hooking up.. i was under the understanding that the jumper is not used in the sata connection.. i have a 750 gig drive and a 200 gig drive.. i tried them both

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Either:
* the USB cable is defective;
* the USB-to-SATA interface is defective;
* the SATA disk-drive is defective;
* the power-supply to the disk-drive is defective;
* the parts are _not_ "defective", they just are incorrectly connected.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting the disk-drive as a "slave" drive into a desktop computer that supports SATA, to see if the drive itself is OK.

Use a multimeter to measure the voltage/amperage emitting from the power-adapter.

Do you hear the disk-drive spinning?
Does it produce any heat, when it is spinning?

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