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    Hi

    I tried to use new branded “R-Driver III” USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE device with Laptop HD IDE and Desktop HD IDE (once at a time) but it did not show me the HD , although I checked Disk Management (each one at a time)

    I thought the problem with “ R-Driver III ”, about another one branded as Ritmo

    Still the same problem is going on with both Hard Disks (external power source is used for 3.5 HD not 2.5,,,,,,,,I can hear spinning for 3.5 but not for 2.5)

    I jumpered HD3.5 as master then slave,,,still I can not access it (although master/slave jumper settings might not come into play when we are using USB connections)

    Both hard disks are working if I hook them into a computer

    The device that I was talking about is same as in the link below

    http://techacs.blogspot.com/2007/11/...ide-cable.html

    Any thought would be appreciated

    Thanks

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    Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

    When I connected USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE to my laptop (before it was being connected to desktop),,,I received this message :

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    • #3
      Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

      If the drives work OK when connected properly, the fault is in your cable or usb ports

      Are you getting enough power for the 2.5" drive? Laptop drives will sometimes run off the USB's internal power (500mA) but sometimes need additional

      You can get a cable that takes power from 2 USBs or an additional power adaptor

      Have you tested on a different computer?
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      • #4
        Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

        Have you tested on a different computer?
        When I connected USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE to my laptop (before it was being connected to desktop)

        the fault is ,,,,,,,or usb ports
        4 ports on a new desktop and two ports on laptop,,,,total USB ports are 6,,,,,,do you think there is problem with all 6 USB ports ?

        the fault is in your cable
        Two new USB SATA IDE cables ,,,both of them are faulty ?
        Last edited by zillah; 13th May 2009, 07:37.

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        • #5
          Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

          2 different hard drives fail when plugged into 2 different machines (laptop and desktop) when using these cables.

          The hard drives work when plugged directly into the machines (from your information below) so we we know they are good.

          This would likely mean the USB convertor cables or USB ports are at fault.

          As Ossian states, power may be the issue here, although you also say the 3.5" hdd is separately powered.

          What speed are the USB ports on the desktop/laptop?
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          Andy

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          • #6
            Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

            When you go into disk management, have you initiated a rescan?

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            • #7
              Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

              When you go into disk management, have you initiated a rescan?
              No . I did not do that

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              • #8
                Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

                Well try it.

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                • #9
                  Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

                  Make sure the HDD is set to Master. I have found this to be an issue with both 2.5" and 3.5" IDE HDDs.
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                  • #10
                    Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

                    I tried the USB device and HD 3.5 on my friend's laptop and it worked fine without any problem.

                    His OS is XP , does not have any utilities installed on his laptop , unlike mine which I have got heaps of utilities.

                    Therefore he told that might be my problem,,,,Any input for such type of suggestion ?

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                    • #11
                      Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

                      Thanks Guys for the inputs and trying to help.

                      To share a knowledge for whom might experience the same issue the problem is solved and credit goes to

                      Code:
                      http://www.sysopt.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1477419&posted=1#post1477419

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                      • #12
                        Re: USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

                        Thank you for coming back and let us know you solved the issue and especially for posting back the solution.

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