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Hello my dell laptop's WD 500 BEVT stopped booting. a technician took it out and since then i bought usb connector trying to connect my newly housed wd with my other computers. although it will be detected by the add and remove hardware, when i go to my computer it is not detected, hence i cannot retriecve my data if you could help me out i would be forever indebted to you thank you

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  • ybalabin Mar 25, 2011

    thank you so much for the prompt answer!
    right now i am using an adapter cable for 2.5" satta HDD to usb 2.0
    i suppose, from what you wrote, that is not enough or the right way?

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You need to connect this using a sata cable and sata power lead to a spare sata port on your computer, t should then be recognised as a legitimate drive

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  • ybalabin Mar 25, 2011

    thank you so much for the prompt answer! right now i am using an adapter cable for 2.5" satta HDD to usb 2.0 i suppose, from what you wrote, that is not enough or the right way?

  • graeme ian hunter Mar 25, 2011

    I think its related to the power requirements. If you look at most external hard drives ( which in effect this has now become), they need the transfer cable and a power supply, which is why you need to connect a sata lead and power lead in the same way you would a slave drive

  • ybalabin Mar 26, 2011

    i will buy them tomorrow and try again

    thank you very much for your help

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