HDD Connection through USB? Tags: Hard Drives SSD Connection Storage Product Last response: September 23, 2012 2:12 AM in Storage Share samwow412 September 22, 2012 11:03:10 PM When I reinstalled my windows to my SSD, I go and try to plug in my old HDD as well but it blue screens on the Windows Starting screen every time.. The only way I can get it to start up is if the SSD is the only drive plugged in, and yes i'm selecting to boot from the SSD when I have both drives in. Would I be able to buy a Sata to USB coord or something to acess and reformat my HDD while windows is runninng? I dont know what else to do, I dont have any info on the HDD and as far as I know it's completely empty aside from a partition maybe. I also tried booting in safe mode while both drives were plugged in and same deal, blue screen on windows startup. More about : hdd connection usb scout_03 a b G Storage September 23, 2012 12:23:56 AM do you have a friend that could lend you a external usb box something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... samwow412 September 23, 2012 2:03:27 AM scout_03 said:do you have a friend that could lend you a external usb box something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What is one of those? Do you just put the HDD in and it hooks up with the USB coord? Does it feed the hDD power as well? I have no idea why my computer wont boot if I have my HDD hooked up through SATA, considering I'm selecting the SSD as the boot drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer scout_03 a b G Storage September 23, 2012 2:12:35 AM you put the hdd in then start your system after put the usb plug in your case then plug the power cord for that box and press on /off button you should see your drive on the computer (serve as a external case for hdd drive ) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumConnecting internal SATA HDD through USB ForumHDD not detected through USB -IDE/SATA adapter ForumCan i connect 1TB usb HDD through Broadband cable modem for remote access ForumToshiba Qosmio X505 Q870 Windows installation through USB ForumExternal portable HDD = - file tranfer freezes half way through !!! ForumHP Laptop won\'t recognize Intel SSD through eSATA connection ? ForumHDD will not power internally but will through enclosure ForumI want to conver 2 usb 3.0 pass- through to a 20 pin USB 3.0 mobo ForumExternal HDD , how much of a bottleneck through interfaces ForumHitachi 3.5" HDD Clicking Noise after USB Unplugged ForumSend video through computer without USB connection to nagaland ForumConvert USB thumb drive to internal HDD ? ForumHDD visible when USB connected by not LAN ForumIs it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? ForumMigrated HDD to new SSD - some questions ForumForce travelstar HDD into lower sata type ForumSDD and HDD <- freezes ForumHDD vs SSD ForumOld HDD into new computer ForumDell XPS L501X Usb 3.0 slow More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !