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  1.    12 Sep 2016 #21

    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    OK I'm going to ask a stupid question
    You have 2 2.5" drives for notebooks
    But is your computer a notebook?

    EDIT: "test the usb to ide on a different computer and/or with a different hard drive to make sure it's still working" is mentioned in post 14.
    --- Is that possible for you?
    Your questions isnt stupid. I got a PC but I use the IDE as data backups. I tested the USB to IDE adapter on a different PC and I get the same result which is, the drives arent recognized.
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       12 Sep 2016 #22

    yahanna said: View Post
    Your questions isnt stupid. I got a PC but I use the IDE as data backups. I tested the USB to IDE adapter on a different PC and I get the same result which is, the drives arent recognized.
    so its simple ,either the cable is broke or the drives are broke ,so you need to try a different cable ,or your cable with a known working harddrive ,,my guess is, its the cable
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       12 Sep 2016 #23

    yahanna said: View Post
    Theyre 2.5" drives for notebooks. They have no external power since theyre notebook drives.
    yes they do ,the adapter and the hdd have 2 parts to the plugin ,a wide one and a narrow one ,the narrow one is data and the wide one is power
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
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    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1607
       12 Sep 2016 #24

    I'm in danger of hijacking this thread but will try not to. [hijack] OP might not be the only one. Several or all of my 2.5" IDE/PATA drives in usb2 enclosures written on 32 bit XP work fine on XP and 32 bit Linux on the same laptop. They are not detected on Windows 10 at all, nor in Live Linux session on a 64 bit laptop. No new device connected sound, no blinking of any handshake, nothing. They don't exist. [/hijack end] ----------------------- Edit: I just read a bit more of this thread. I will likely start a new thread because my configuration is different in that I do not use any IDE adapter.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
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    Windows 7-pro-sp1 and windows 10-pro-1607
       12 Sep 2016 #25

    It's embarassing. I'm an idiot. I was plugging them into a hub which I thought was powered and it was not. Too many hubs here and loose wire on the floor Drives work perfectly. Including the original HDD that I can put back into XP if I want to boot the old XP home unused in 8 years VERY sorry to have interrupted this thread. ------------------------------ Can a moderator delete both of my posts to keep this thread clean, please.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2016
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       12 Sep 2016 #26

    yahanna said: View Post
    Your questions isnt stupid. I got a PC but I use the IDE as data backups. I tested the USB to IDE adapter on a different PC and I get the same result which is, the drives arent recognized.
    Why not take the HDD's out of the USB case and plug them directly into the computer?
    You have nothing to lose.

    Cheers
    Tom
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  7.    12 Sep 2016 #27

    caperjack said: View Post
    yes they do ,the adapter and the hdd have 2 parts to the plugin ,a wide one and a narrow one ,the narrow one is data and the wide one is power
    Well I dont know about that since my HD and USB to IDE adapter have no power plugin.

    Tom886 said: View Post
    Why not take the HDD's out of the USB case and plug them directly into the computer?
    You have nothing to lose.
    Huh?? Cuz my motherboard doesnt support IDE.
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       13 Sep 2016 #28

    yahanna said: View Post
    Huh?? Cuz my motherboard doesnt support IDE.
    If you would have told which motherboard you have, then we would not have asked you several times to install the HDD's in the PC.
    And how do you know the HDD's are not SATA interface?
    Notebook HDD's are normally since years not IDE anymore, they have all SATA or as newest interface M2.
    Maybe it would help us more if you would tell us the name of the mother board and the manufacturer/model name of your USB HD's

    Cheers
    Tom
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  9.    13 Sep 2016 #29

    Tom886 said: View Post
    If you would have told which motherboard you have, then we would not have asked you several times to install the HDD's in the PC.

    Maybe it would help us more if you would tell us the name of the mother board and the manufacturer/model name of your USB HD's
    I got the MSI H110M Gaming LGA 1151 Intel H110 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. The manufacturer of my two IDE HDs is toshiba.
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    Windows 10 Home, Version 1607 (Build 10.0.14393)
       13 Sep 2016 #30

    Can you tell us the model of the Toshiba HDD?
    The last time I heard of an IDE notebook drive was roughly 6 years ago, normally should be already SATA interface

    Cheers
    Tom
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