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Using SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter

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  • Hard Drives
  • SATA
  • Windows 8
  • USB
  • Windows 7
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July 18, 2013 9:10:33 PM

I have an old internal hard drive that I am trying to get music off of. Its a Seagate Barracuda 7200. I purchased The Vantec adapter listed in the title assuming it would allow me to access to the old drive. My computer is not recognizing the hard drive after I connect it completely. Am I missing something? Is it because I'm on a new OS? (HD was on XP when I used it, trying to access it from 8 now). Is there a way to get at the files without creating a new partition or erasing the drive? Any help would be great, I'm fairly novice when it comes to this stuff (obviously). Thanks!

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a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
July 18, 2013 9:57:23 PM

You'll need a power cable for it (there should be two cables plugged into the HDD). Do you have one?
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July 19, 2013 4:54:18 PM

Yes, I have two cords, both power and data. Correctly installed I may add :p 
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a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
July 20, 2013 9:28:53 PM

Does it spin up (you should hear a whir somewhat like a jet engine, speeding up)?
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July 21, 2013 8:42:58 PM

Yes, very briefly.
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a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
July 21, 2013 10:05:10 PM

Very briefly? Should take a couple of seconds, then quieten down (but still be audible if you listen closely).

Does the power supply have a light on it?
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July 23, 2013 8:06:30 PM

yes, power light on.
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