Hey guys, I recently purchased an adapter to access a laptop HDD and allow it to be connected to a 3.5 IDE cable, thinking it'd show up as a disc drive. The problem is, it's not showing up. Did I get the wrong adapter? If I did, what do I need so I can access the data? Thanks.
The adapter is keyed (missing one pin in the right place) and I have it plugged in firmly. The two-pin power connector is attached to it for power, and the molex power connector is live and attached. Everything tells me that I should be seeing it as a 3.5" device, but it's not showing.
Have you checked whether the drive is showing up in the disk management window (right click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Management)? If everything else is okay then it's likely it doesn't have a drive letter yet.