Using SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter

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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  1. You'll need a power cable for it (there should be two cables plugged into the HDD). Do you have one?
  2. Yes, I have two cords, both power and data. Correctly installed I may add :P
  3. Does it spin up (you should hear a whir somewhat like a jet engine, speeding up)?
  4. Yes, very briefly.
  5. 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?
  6. yes, power light on.
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