Hi, I'm trying to use the AS1200 usb 2.0 to SATA/IDE adapter with the Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 250GB internal HDD, but when I connect it to the computer it detects it as a usb mass storage devise and does not show up at all in disk management (windows XP pro SP2). In the device manager under disk drives I see my primary disc drive and another one called "USB Device" no code or brand of the drive. I don't have a desktop computer to install it internally and check if it works I only have a laptop. I should mention that the adapter works fine with dvd drives and 2.5" ide laptop internal HDDs. I also tried different combinations with the jumpers on the Hitachi IDE drive and nothing worked. Could you please let me know if you know of a possible solution? Thanks.
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Re: HDD not recognised
Your Hard Drive is previously formatted and have done different partition provided by your previous machine where you took this hard drive from. Use "The Partition Magic" Software, it will help you to fix and repartition your hard drive in the new format. I have this problem before and now my hard drive can connect with any computer. The key in this issue is any hard drive goes with the original machine has been formatted and do its own partition from manufacturer so if you take it out later for use with other machine, you will need a software to completely rearrange the new partition in universal format so other computers can recognize it. This manufacturer purpose to protect your data from hacking, stealing once you take it out from the original machine. That is why when you connect it to other machine, this hard drive will not be recognized. I has this partition magic software and can make you a copy so you don't have to buy it. Just read the instruction and you can fix it for both 2.5" and 3.5" HD. Please email me at [email protected] and provide me your mailing address, I can send the copy software to you.
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OK just go to say, Ebay, or your local PC store, and buy a HDD/DVD, SATA/IDE - USB "Dongle" Pack, they are real inexpensive, simply use the interface that matches your HDD the "Dongle" has BOTH connectors, hook up the Power to the HDD/DVD and hook up to the PC via USB, to the PC, the PC, should "See" the device, and install a "Driver' then it should be available in My Computer, as a normal "Drive".
I feel for you! It's awful losing your photos. You need to find someone with a caddy or Pata or Sata to USB adapter. Your particular drive could be either as that model is available in Pata or Sata, HDT722525DLAT80 or HDT722516DLAT8 are Parallel ATA
HDT722525DLA380 or HDT722516DLA380 are Serial ATA, so I don't know which you have
mount the drive on the appropriate adapter or caddy. If you can recognise the drive it may be that your partition and files will be visible, if you can recognise some sort of partition but your files are not there you can then run data recovery software on the drive to try to get your files back. I know this sounds crude but it may well be that the drive is stuck, and a brief mechanical tap as you connect the drive to the power can sometimes free it up long enough to get the files off. Try to ascertain if it's spinning, only try the mechanical shock if it isn't spinning after connection to the power
for data recovery software or just google free data recovery software. Sorry I can't be of more help.