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Bought harddrive enclosure

Not doing like the book says no wizard came up, not seeing anything from the harddrive i put in there

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    I bought the enclosure at Radio Shack and the tech's there installed my hard drive from old comp. to said enclosure & they couldn't even get it to operate. Don't remember what kind of hard drive it is, but I can hear & feel that it's running in enclosure. Mad Dog Multimedia enclosure is plugged into Acer laptop USB, but comp. doesn't seem to recognize it.

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What is the make and brand ? of the enclosure and the hard drive

what method are you using to connect it to the computer and do you have an external power source hooked up for the enclosure

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Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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1) An IDE cable should be plugged in with the Number 1 socket hole in the IDE cable's connector, going on the Number 1 pin on the harddrive.

Number 1 pin on an IDE optical drive, or harddrive, is next to the 4-pin power connection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hard_drive-en.svg

Illustration which shows the back of an IDE (PATA) harddrive.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATA_Plug.svg

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nappe.svg

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(On the motherboard there are usually two IDE headers. {Connectors}

One for the Primary IDE device, a Harddrive, and one for the Secondary IDE device.
Usually an optical drive.

Next to the Primary IDE connector on the motherboard may be PRI, or Pri, or Primary, or IDE 1.
{ In TINY letter/numbers }

Next to the Secondary IDE connector on the motherboard, may be SEC, or Sec, or Secondary, or IDE 2.

Sometimes only the Secondary connector is marked. This tells you the other connector is the Primary connector.

Number 1 pin is towards the marking. Primary, or Secondary.
The Red stripe goes towards the marking on the motherboard )

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With a cursory glance it may look as though there are two rows of 20 pins.
There is not.

One pin has been removed. One row only has 19 pins.
Generally, but NOT always, the matching socket hole in the IDE cable's connector, is blocked off with a plug.

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Often misnomered as a 'Molex' cable.

[Molex was the model name given by the first company to produce this connector.
It stuck.
Kind of like referring to an open-end wrench as a Crescent wrench ]

It is also a STANDARD 4-pin Peripheral power cable, because there two 4-pin Peripheral power cables.

4-pin Standard Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

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Black wires are Ground wires }

4-pin Small Peripheral power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#floppy

Older computers used this power cable for a Floppy Drive.
Newer computers use it for a Card Reader.


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