Transferring data from a sanmax to my laptop w/vista premium
I borrowed my nephew's sanmax portable harddrive to transfer some of his programs onto my laptop. He left for Europe before I could find out how to transfer the data. I have no idea what to do. Nothing comes up that says download or transfer or anything like that. Can you help me figure this out? I certainly don't want to mess anything up. My operating system is Vista premium. Thanks for any help, Lindy
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This is a case for 3.5" HDD that make any 3.5" HDD become external Drive. Here's the product description from Amazon : The CoolMax HD-360-U2 USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure is portable size and excellent quality. The 3.5-inch hard drive aluminum external enclosure is specially designed for high capacity hard drives. And its aluminum material design is great for heat dissipation, so you don't need to worry about your hard drive overheating anymore. The HD-360-U2 Series gives you the freedom to work anywhere, no matter if you're in the office, at home or on the plane. This portable 3.5" HDD external enclosure provides maximum durability, flexibility and portability with various interfaces. Once you download your information to the HD-360-U2 series, you can connect it to any system and gain access to your programs and data files anywhere. With built-in hot swap technology, you can connect and disconnect the drive any time.
Supports high speed data transfer rates up to 480/400 Mbps
Fully compatible with 3.5" IDE 133 HDD
Soft-start for slow turn-on feature prevents high inrush currents when initially powering capacitate loads
Anti-shock design, protect the hard disk from damage when moving it
It is possible the drive is pulling more power than the enclose can handle. Also it is possible that there is a problem with the hard drive controller card as well.
Also clarify you are connecting a standard hard drive and not a notebook drive correct. If this is a standard drive I would recommend you try to connect the drive directly to your computers IDE controller to see if the drive will work. If it does not most likely there is a problem with the drives controller card.
Let me know if you have any more problems or questions
If the drive is not showing in My Computer then most likely the drive letter that it wants to assign to is already assigned to another device. The link below will show you how to change the drive letter on the device.
Cat this is your earlier problem reworded - I can see now that this is a dual device.
If you can use it that way in Firewire mode leave it at that.
However - is it possible that this is a 'switchable mode device and you have not discovered the secret of how to.
If there is anything like a manual with this check it thoroughly or get into the makers tech support team
have a SanMax HD-338-CB USB/Firewire External HD with a 160MB drive.
You then say
sometimes I have to reboot Windows XP pro 2 or 3 time before I see the drive using a USB 2.0 connection.
Fire wire is a different system with a different connector style- so it should not be in a USB port
or a USB connector should not be in a Firewire device.
Get you device and connections sorted
The desktop display simply puts up a device
it will not differentiate which USB or Firewire