Connect hard drive to laptop

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  1. 19nicos29

    19nicos29 New Member

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    Hi, sorry for asking:
    Other than the SATA to USB cable from your hard drive to the computer (laptop), do I also need to connect the power adapter to the hard drive? Sorry, I am a dummy regarding that topic.
    I thought the cable would both be the data transfer cable AND the power cable. I have this one:
    USB 2.0 to IDE SATA S-ATA/2.5/3.5 Adapter Cable - eBay (item 320403563657 end time Sep-17-10 11:08:21 PDT)

    I read that Windows 7 doesn't recognize an external drive connected from SATA to USB; does anyone know how I can solve that? Install a driver?

    Thanks you!
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    The following was in the description on the e-Bay page. Sata drives require 2 connections, one for data and one for power.

     
  3. 19nicos29

    19nicos29 New Member

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    Thank you for the answer, I should have read the item description better.

    Greatly appreciated!

    Regards,
     

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