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SDD HDD Not detected through SATA-USB 3.0 cable.

I am trying to clone my old HDD over to a new HDD SDD hybrid. I am connecting it to the old computer through a SATA to USB cable, but the drive is not detected by the computer. The drive is powered, and gets pretty damn hot, but the computer does not recognize the drive in any way-nothing happens.

Grateful for any answer.
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  1. If it's a desktop, just connected to an internal connection.

    What model of adapter did you get? Does it find the drive if you hook it up while booted to Windows? Are you using a USB 3 port? Try a USB 2 port if you are.
  2. hang-the-9 said:
    If it's a desktop, just connected to an internal connection.

    What model of adapter did you get? Does it find the drive if you hook it up while booted to Windows? Are you using a USB 3 port? Try a USB 2 port if you are.


    It's on a laptop. I've tried two different adapters, one is 3.0 and the other 2.0 they both have different power adapters. Nothing happens what so ever when i connect it. The drive is powered and spins, but as far as my computer is concerned it doesn't exist.
  3. Try one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182221 the ones that are just cables I found tend to have issues.
  4. hang-the-9 said:
    Try one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182221 the ones that are just cables I found tend to have issues.


    Do you think the cable is the issue, or could the hard drive somehow be damaged despite the fact that its clearly spinning and powered up?
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    feliksisaksen said:
    hang-the-9 said:
    Try one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182221 the ones that are just cables I found tend to have issues.


    Do you think the cable is the issue, or could the hard drive somehow be damaged despite the fact that its clearly spinning and powered up?


    Try the cable with another hard drive see if that works, or find a system to try the hard drive in on the motherboard, will let you know where the issue is.
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