Re: Old laptop HD to pick up with usb adaptor
- From: tinkering@xxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 23:19:37 -0500
Rikishi 42 wrote:
On 2008-02-07, tinkering@xxxxxx <tinkering@xxxxxx> wrote:
It looks like the problem is disk or adaptor. There's a metal tab on the casing of this disk which forces connection in only
one way. But if this trab were bent, or on the other disk I had trioed which didn't have such a tab, the adaptor could be connected at least in two different ways. There's no pinhole blocked out to match the missing pin on the 2.5" disk.
One more thing, I didn't think about. I have one USB box that required the
HD to be set for cable selection. Won't take any other setting. Other boxes
accept cable select or master.
You never know...
I'm not using a usb box, just the drives in the caddy as removed from the laptop. If you mean the desktop box on which I'm trying to access them plugged in as usb devices, that's all SATA except
for one PATA ODD which is probably set as master. Could that make
a difference? If so then I could just pull the ODD for the test.
I'm told that these adaptors are widely sold (here's an EXAMPLE
ebay-290204402576). It doesn't really show much detail, like the fact that the power converter (required for 3.5" drives & ODD's) has an AC plug that's not used anywhere in North America meaning
that it's unusable. Looks like this
The 2.5" connector on the adaptor has 44 holes none of which are
blocked to match the missing pin on the drives. So in addition any TS becomes further complicated because you can connect them
every which way but right. Meanwhile the 4 power pins on the disk that are supposed to make the use of external 5v-600ma unnecessary
(I guess) are not necessarily connected at all.
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