Connect hard drive to laptop

#1
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!
 


Saltgrass

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Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
The following was in the description on the e-Bay page. Sata drives require 2 connections, one for data and one for power.

External AC power (not included) input 90v-264v needs to be used to supply power to SATA/IDE device
Note: AC power adapter is not included
 


#3
Thank you for the answer, I should have read the item description better.

Greatly appreciated!

Regards,
 


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