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SATA hard drive external adapter

Q: SATA hard drive external adapter

ok my friend has a device to be able to use a IDE internal drive externally
via the usb port i was wondering would something like that be able to be found for a sata drive. The case i have only has 2 slots for sata and it came with a dvd lite scribe burner and a HD both sata but I unhooked the burner for now so i can use my other sata drive that already had my apps and music,movies on it from another pc. the cd burner that is hooked up is a reg ide I dont know what the name of the device he is using or if it even has a name but its pretty neat has a power cord for it and you put the hard drive in it well slide it in and he hooks the internal drive to the usb port thru it.

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A: SATA hard drive external adapter

This one.

http://www.usbsataadaptercable.com/

Mike

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I want to transfer data from my hard drive in my laptop (Lenovo Y480) to a hard drive in my desktop. the cables for the sata adapter do not fit the hard drive from the laptop. Is there a different form for a 2.5 hard drive and a 3.5 hard drive?
 

A:sata to usb adapter cable dosen't fit sata hard drive in laptop?

Does the drive have an adapter need to remove to expose the SATA conenctors? I don;t see anything about the Y480 not having a standard SATA drive and laptop and desktop SATA connectors are the same.

Maybe post pictures of both the drive and your SATA cables.
 

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Hello guys!We are trying to install a Crucial m500 960Gb SSD into the hard drive bay adapter for the w540.While the drive fits, once it's connected is not snug and kind of "rattles" inside the bay adapter.It turns out that you need one of this little adapter/spacers that are present in the actual main SSD that came with the machine.We've searched everywhere for the part number or even it's name, with no luck.
Here's the picture of the part:
 
Link to image
How can we get one?
Shouldn't this part be included in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV?
Thanks so much for your help!Nicolas E.
 
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A:SSD "adapter/spacer" missing in ThinkPad 9.5mm SATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter IV for W540

No one has ever wanted to install a Crucial m500 SSD in the Hard Drive Bay Adapter?

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HI,

I purchased an adapter on Ebay that was supposed to allow me to connect my ide hard drive to my sata mobo connectors. My mobo has primarily sata but it has one ide which is already connected to my ide hard drives.

I have tried everything I can think of. connecing this and that, reversing connections, nothing workd. The instructions I was given were awful and the person I purchased is not helpful in answering questions. He hasn't responded.

Once connected I can't get it to show up in the bios The hard drive is an IDE Seagate 400gb drive. I am connecting to a sata connector on my mobo. I already have two other sata devices connected, they are two dvdr's .

My computer specs are listed above in the computer icon. The converter I purchased is listed here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300473666570&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Is there a trick to doing this?

Thanks.
 

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I just brought this product to get access to one of my hard drives and I am simply unable to get it working on my windows 7. the directions are useless, theres nothing about windows 7, only xp and vista. I seriosly hope theres a answer to getting this functioning for me. thanks for your help

A:sabrentz usb 2.0 sata/ide hard drive adapter

Hi frusterateDUDE, welcome to the forum
Have a look here; SABRENT USA / Computer peripherals and accessories / Product support page and see if they have newer drivers

I guess it is a cable device? more details would help

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I have been trying to recover files from a corrupted hard drive. No OS will boot on it, scandisk freezes on trying to correct index errors, HDD Regenerator shows no bad sectors.

The only option left that I can see is using an adapter and trying to pull the files off through a pc, but this hard drive, Seagate Momentus ST9160821AS, has a interface that I am not farmiliar with.

I do have an IDE converter for laptops but it interfaces with pins, and I cant find a converter that fits with this one, probably because its SATA NCQ. Is there another name for this kind of adapter that i can't find?

Here are some pictures of the interface, hope somone can give me some info on it.



 

A:SATA/NCQ Laptop Hard drive adapter

You could buy an external USB Sata enclosure for the notebook drive, and access it that way. This Seagate drive should be replaced under warranty (5 year)
 

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i have a Dell 280 with a IDE Hard drive. I want to change to a Sata drive using one of these adapters. Dell has one for $17.99. Do these things actual work without reducing H/D speed and has any one used/ tried one?

A:Male ide hard drive to sata adapter

Add your link to the adapter, please.

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Hello all,
I am trying to access my wife's macbook hard drive via my Windows computer using the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter. The Apple techs said they could not get the drive to register when they hooked it up. However, we gave it a good drying with blow dryer.

The adapter works fine and all the correct drivers installed.

I am in disk management and the 250GB drive seems to be showing up. However, it is not showing up in My Computer and right click shows "assign a letter" is grayed out.

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A:SATA USB Adapter With Macbook Formatted Hard Drive

You are going to need a utility like MacDrive
to read the files. About all you can do directly from the windows management in this instance is format the drive. (which would result in the complete loss of data on the drive)

Also if any of the apparent moisture involved got inside the housing it's very possible the data is damaged beyond recovery. Since hard drives save data to the disk by creating what is essentially rust (iron oxide) manipulated magnetically on the surface.

There is likely a free utility out there that does the job. I just don't deal with mac's very often personally so it's not something I would be aware of, you might try google.

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some people change ide to ahci in the bios then it worked.

some people put drive on master, hey then it worked
Second PATA hard drive not detected in the BIOS? - Yahoo Answers

some people put drive on cs, hey then it worked
SATA to IDE Adapter, Drive Not Detected in BIOS - Hard Drives - Storage

What do I do to make it work for me?
The yellow led lights up
the sata cable plugged into sata port and tried multiple ports.
Under sata configuration I tried AHCI which caused windows to BSOD
I switched that back to IDE

This Asus p5qc has a PATA DVD drive lugged into MB IDE port
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.
And a sata drive plugged into sata port.

A:sata to ide adapter do not see PATA hard drive in the bios?

Following this guide, i made it so windows boots ok with bios setting to AHCI
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Still the bios does not show drive with adapter connected.
I have tried 4 HD and a dvd drive.

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With XP MCE SP2 using a Western Digital SATA hard drive in a external enclosure, which has both USB and eSATA connections, can the sata connection plug be hot swapped just like USB, or do I need to turn off the external drive first, then disconnect it?
 

A:e-sata with external hard drive

Everything I've read and heard says its hot-swappable just like USB but if you have the time, its prudent to power down if you're moving the hard drive in the least because you could bump something or jostle it enough to cause some damage in its most vulnerable state. Even the USB drives get the safely remove hardware option that probably should be ahered to but few do I suspect.
 

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I have an empty 2.5" HDD bay and I'm looking to install my SSD. Since the computer does not come with an adapter, what adapter should I get?

Would this work:
Or do I need this:

www.ebay.com/.../142352864379

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Interaction (interface?) between a Sabrent USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter Product Code: USB-DSC5 and my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I am having an issue with the following situation:
When connected to IDE Drives Maxtor and Western Digital, and through the usage of Windows 7 it tellls me that the Hard Drive "is not ready". Is that a message originated by the Windows 7 software?
If so how do I go about "getting the disk ready" so i could change disk type or number or sizes of each partition and/or reformat?
I would appreciate your support to help me solve this unexpected report from the Windows 7 interaction with this adapter and the Hard Drives it holds, 40 GB and 80 GB IDE drives Maxtor and Western Digital. I am trying to use Windows (or some other third party software) to resize the partitions, change the disk type and eventually reformat.

Thank you kindlly

A:Clash between Sabrent 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter with Windows

Check the power & DATA cables.
When using IDE HD Drives, make there are set to master.
http://sabrent.com/product-manuals/USB-DSC5_Manual.pdf

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I was using my Acer AO 532h - with Windows 7 Starter - to do a back up of a 500GB external hard drive. This source drive was an Iomega (aka Jmicron aka Seagate) 500GB 2.5 in. SATA drive. It held the backup files for the Acer internal hard-drive (this latter had also gone u/s just recently - hence tryingto do a backup of the backups). The destination drive was a Toshiba 500GB external drive.

I used Windows (with TeraCopy) to do the transfer. It got as far as four folders (out of hundreds) when it suddenly dropped the transfer rate from MB/s down to KB/s. Then it just stopped. I thought that it was due to a lose connection - the source drive case had a micro connection (non-spec.). And the flickering blue light went out. I checked the last few folders and they were empty. I thought that the drive had failed. I now reckon it was the drive's mother board.

I bought a new case for the failed drive from Maplin - its was USB to USB - better connections. However when I mounted the SATA drive in this whilst I got a winking blue light again no drive letter was allocated and the Acer could not see the source drive (in new case) to transfer any files.

Using Windows Disk Management I found that the duff drive was viable but no letter had been allocated to it; and that all of the space on it - 465.76GB - had become 'unallocated.' The description said the drive was 'NotInitialised.'

However it is full of files - its just that they seem to have become unindexed. This leads me ... Read more

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Does anyone know where I can find an external SATA hard drive case with SATA internal connection and USB and SATA external and if possible, firewire external connection. I have a SATA hard drive and would like to make it portable but would like to keep the SATA speeds when possible.

Thanks!
 

A:SATA External Hard Drive Case

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everything seems to be installed correctly but the device is not listed anywhere on my pc. i had a friend remotely access my pc to see what was going on and not even he knows. computer says its functioning properly but its lying to me i cant access it at all. the driver disk that came with the external case was a mini disk and the computer wont read it. regardless its working correctly but not found
please help

A:Sata To Usb External Hard Drive Not Working

There's many things that can cause this problem. But the most likely problem is that the hard drive is dead.

Other problems could be:
- the case is broken/defective
- the computer does not recognize the device
- the computer has assigned the wrong drive letter to the hard drive

Does the drive show in Disk Management? If not, then I'd highly suspect that the drive is dead. You'll have to reinstall the drive in a computer and then run a bootable diagnostic to test it.

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I woukd like to install a SATA hard drive using an external drive housing. They make a connector for the data cabe that attaches into a slot on the backside of the computer and to the motherboard via a short cable. Where can I find something for the power cable? My wish is not to use USB for it. Make it a stand alone external drive that will show up like any other attached drive. Does someone make a kit to accomplish this action? Thanks DonS

A:How to install an external SATA hard drive.

I believe you're referring to an eSATA port on the back of your computer. Generally speaking, external 3.5" drives have an external power supply that gets plugged into the wall while 2.5" drive enclosures are usually USB powered. I can't recall seeing a 2.5" drive with eSATA for the data connection and USB for power but they might exist.

Here are some examples of 3.5" disk enclosures with eSATA that have external AC power supplies: Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, Hard Drive Enclosures, Yes, 3.5", USB & eSATA - Newegg.com

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Hello, I seem to have run into quite a problem. I have a WD external hard drive that uses a power adapter. The power adapter quit working, so I came across another one that had the same input, but a different output. Being in a hurry, I didn't look at the output. I simply plugged it in and the hard drive powered up. About five seconds later it powered off as if I had simply unplugged it. The output for the original adapter was 12V_ _ _ 1.5A. The one I tried using was 20V_ _ _2.0A. I have an identical second WD external hard drive I was running(which is why I tried to find another adapter since this second drive was in use), however I decided to unplug the second drive to use the adapter from it to test it on the drive that stopped working(since it was the right adpater and it was functioning). When I plugged it into the drive, I still got nothing. Could I have damaged the drive? If so, is this fixable? Thank you for your help.
 

A:External hard drive adapter

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I have some NTFS partition issues when sharing a external SATA hard drive with XP and the Vista Home Premium 64 bit version. I have one 22 GB NTFS partition on that drive, which is used only for storage, also it has 3 Linux installed that are booted from a grub on the XP PC. So when I just got a newly built good Intel core 2 dual based computer with Vista, and connected that external drive by eSATA, all I did was to save some Vista files onto that partition. Then when I booted the XP PC and did connect that external drive to it by eSATA, when I attempt to open that NTFS partition, which is seen as drive D:/, it hung up lots, and the mouse froze some, but finally opened to access the folders and files. Is that issue due to the new and improved Vista NTFS file system not fully compatible with the XP type? Would the best solution to this be to just create and format a 2nd NTFS partition from in Vista, and use them separately, ( the first one use only for XP) ? Or do I need to buy a 2nd external HD?
 

A:issues when sharing a external SATA hard drive

I think this issue is due to some incompatibility with the Vista boot files, such as the BCD, which is; "boot configuration data", and I also save copies of the 2 main Vista boot loader files; bootmgr and winload.exe. I had used a program called; easyBCD to back up the BCD files to that external hard drive shared with XP. When it did freeze up the XP PC, the CPU did stay near the maximum of 100%, which caused the mouse to barely work. But now I will only connect and use that external SATA hard drive only with the older XP computer.
 

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The power went out while doing a Windows 10 update. I purchased a USB to SATA connector, connected it to another Windows 10 PC's USB port. The external hard drive that I removed from my other PC is not showing in Windows File Manager.
 

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I have a sata external hard drive in a Creative I/O USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure case (model:sy-uen-2bk) it will not show up on my laptop Toshiba Satellite L305-S5970 running windows 7 but it will make the sound that it finds it but it will not show up under computer where it lists the drives and the dvdrw drive do I need any drivers for it. Please let me know.
 

A:Sata External Hard Drive won't show up on windows 7

An external USB drive should require no drivers. They're built in.

Will it show up when connected to another computer?

Does it show up in Disk Management?
 

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I recently purchased a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 hard drive and a Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive flat docking station to connect via usb to my Dell XPS L702x laptop. Upon putting the hard drive in the external enclosure and connecting to my laptop via usb my computer is not recognizing this external hard drive in disk management. I can see it in device manager and it is listed as "Jmicron SCSI Disk Device". I can also see it in devices and printer listed as "Jmicron". However it is not recognized or listed in disk management and file explorer. I am a novice when it comes to hardware issues as I am more of a software guy but I have tried everything I can find on the net to no avail. ie uninstalling and installing the drivers, using seagate utilities (I cannot also see it in Seagates applications), disabling fast startup, windows devices and printers troubleshooting, etc. I suspect (maybe incorrectly) that this device is showing up as "Jmicron SCSI disk device" instead of a SATA drive but that is coming from someone who again does not know alot about the device/hardware side. I would like to make this external drive a full backup for my windows 10 laptop and any assistance that could be provided would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for any help you may be!

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The power went out while doing a Windows 10 update. I purchased a USB to SATA connector, connected it to another Windows 10 PC's USB port. The external hard drive that I removed from my other PC is not showing in Windows File Manager.

A:Unable to see External Hard Drive using USB - SATA Connector

Hello JohnRoss1969 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

The common problem is simply a drive not being seen at first when either replugged back in or moved to a new host machine until it is initialized in the Disk Management tool. This has been a common cause since XP days for any new drive external and even for adding in a new internal drive as well. Solution?

In most cases with an external enclosure and drive in it to be known to be good the quick and easy solution is a fast trip into the Disk Management tool itself to find the volume on the drive that should be seen as an unknown and right click on that to select the Change drive letter option and select a letter not already in use. J or K make for a good pair since flash drives and other internal drive like you dvd and storage drives will grab up the D, E, F, G, H, letters on the spot depending on how many there are. Here two permanent storage/backup drives see S and T used instead while another drive in a fan cooled usb/eSata type enclosure will see either J presently or K. That has "K"(c)onfidential type files stored there like online orders. etc.

If the volume isn't found right away when scrolling the window there you can go up to the menu bar>Action tab and select the Rescan Disks option to refresh the list of partitions/drives. If the size of the partition on the external drive is larger then the C drive then spotting it becomes a simple task. When and if the rescan is needed and the partition does appear you c... Read more

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Hi All,

I just bought me a new SATA 250GB Hard Drive and a external hard drive enclosure. I received the items today and I just realize the hard drive enclosure doesn't build into the way to connect to the SATA 7-pin data connector. All it has is the Parallel ATA 40-pin data connector.

Can anyone recommend any external hard drive enclosure that can connect to SATA connector directly. And there is a main reason why I choose a SATA hard drive.

Thank you so much.
 

A:Solved: Looking for Sata External Hard Drive Enclosure

Well, I did this GOOGLE Search and turned up a ton of them. Should keep you busy for several days looking through all the links.
 

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Hi all, here's my problem:

I recently bought a new Lenovo laptop after spilling a little water in the touchpad/keyboard of my old Toshiba Satellite. I think it fried the Satellite's keyboard as I couldn't get the keyboard to respond and the computer was stuck in BIOS mode. As far as I know, the broken laptop's hard drive had no water damage. I took apart the whole thing and inspected everything and there was no water inside the machine (imagine my disappointment when it was dry inside but still broken...)

Anyway, I bought a USB to IDE/SATA adapter with the hope of recovering the data from the broken laptop. Unfortunately I cannot get Windows 8.1 to access the hard drive. It registers the drive in Device Manager and says it's working properly, but no autorun will pop up when plugged in. I checked in Computer Management -> Storage which also shows the drive, but when right clicking it, every single option is greyed out except Help. I can't assign a drive letter, open it, explore it, etc..

The drive is listed as Healthy (GPT Protective Partition). The drive also had a Windows 8.1 install on it. It's a 750gb Hitachi SATA drive.

I tried using the adapter on ANOTHER Toshiba Satellite (not the broken one - a slightly different model) which is running Windows 8 (not 8.1) and I get the exact same problem - device shows up in device and storage manager, says it's healthy, but again, every single option is greyed out and I can't browse any of the folders or access it in any mean... Read more

A:Cannot access external hard drive via USB adapter in Win 8.1

Did you try setting the bios and try to boot off the "bad" drive? If it works, just copy the info you need onto another backup device. Reinstall the info on your new HD after rebooting. You can change your boot order back, but it isn't essential as long as no USB device is plugged in.

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I recently had problems with my simpletech 500gb hard drive and i talked to the tech guys here and i was advised to get USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Serial ATA Hard Drive Adapter Cable. But when i connect it, i only see driver recognized on my laptop but i dont actually see the driver folder on my computer. Can someone please help me..Thanks in advance
 

A:Laptop connection with external hard drive via IDE/SATA problem

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Hello I have an external hard drive from my old computer that the screen broke so I ordered a SATA adapter and it installed the hardware,shows up in my devices but nowhere else..I went to the disk management and it only shows the hard drive on the laptop I'm connecting it to.Everything says it's working properly but I can't get it to show up anywhere else to open and get the data off the external hard drive.Any help would be greatly appreciated!Thank you! (Here are some screenshots I took if it will help anyone determine the problem)

A:External SATA hard drive Disk not ready, won't initalize.

1.Check the HDD cables,if they're well connected to the device.
2.Test this HDD on another computer

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I am having a problem with unwanted installations to external hard drive when it seems i have no control over where program or microsoft updates install. actually the worst problem was when windows live updates and installations went to external. i did not discover this until recently and this explained why i have had to reinstall vista several times. i can always unplug the external if necessary but i would rather not. i asked western digital why this happens and they told me that since my internal hard drive is smaller than external that vista seems to not have solved this installation glitch yet. i prefer to use my external as storage for files and backups etc. does anyone know how to make my system recognize main drive as the smaller one. i hope this is clear enough to merit an answer. i have already suffered through a 3 day phone help with tech finally telling me to reinstall vista, which i did and it solved several other problems but not the int/ext installation issues.
thank you
fran

A:programs and updates install to external hard drive instead of internal sata

I would recommend backing up your data to the external drive. Shutting down. Unplugging the external drive. Reinstalling Vista on a clean setup. Boot up with the DVD and remove the partitions from your internal drive. Shutting down. Turn on and install starting fresh.

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I have a couple of different SATA III hard drives, 3.5 inch form factor. i have them in an Icy Box USB 3 case. i believe they run very slowly, far slower than if connected to the normal SATA cables to the MB. I don't know if I am expecting too much, are there any tests I can do to see if there is a real issue please? OS is Win 7 64 bit pro, and the USB drivers are up to date.

caveat: I damaged a USB3 header for the front USB3 ports lead, on the MB and snapped a pin. So rather than buy a new MB I added a USB3 PCIe card and ran the front two ports to the card. I would *MUCH* rather use the front ports, and I have to admit I have not tried the Icy Box hard drive on a rear USB3 port yet. But I would like to determine if I have been a tight wad and should have just replaced the MB.... Thanks for reading, and for any replies!

Further, my MB does not have an eSATA port, would adding a card supporting eSATA give a speed benefit above a correctly functioning USB3 port?

A:External SATA III USB hard drive runs slowly, how to test speed?

Data transfers to USB drives do seem to be slower than transfers to internal drives and I also have slowness with the front USB 2.0 ports. I use this product in my computer:
4-port USB 2.0 High Speed Front-Bay Hub - Black | C2G
Power comes from the PC's power supply and the data cable plugs into a port on the rear.
Haven't gotten a similar product for USB 3.0 ports yet but this page shows several:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=usb+3.0+in...ub&ia=products
With Notebooks now including eSATA ports on some models I'm starting to think about that for my one Desktop that could use such a drive.

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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/zh/accessories/PD024591
 
ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit
 
The 500GB is too small,I wanna change 2T,can I do it?
 
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A:ThinkCentre Tiny: add 2nd HDD, increase size of external HDD, 500GB Hard Drive Adapter (0A65638)

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit  (about 100  bucks) can only be used in the the ThinkCentre Tiny Storage Unit Kit which is an external drive enclosure that must be purchased separately (about 40 bucks) that will accept a CD/DVD drive, or a hard drive caddy ( the Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny 500GB Hard Drive Adapter Kit).    I would imagine you could replace the 500G  2.5 inch SATA drive that comes with the Adapter kit/caddy for a larger drive, but if you goal is to just add an external HD, It would probably be easier (and cheaper) to just buy an external USB hard drive like this one. WD - My Passport 2TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive  ($79.99 for 2TB up to 119.99 for 4TB)http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-2tb-external-usb-3-0-portable-hard-drive-black/5605528.p?... Cheers,

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Since changing to 7, I've had a really hard time cleaning infected hard drives. In fact, it's been impossible. With XP, I could connect the infected drive using a SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter, take ownership of the drive and get rid of the offending files. With
7, however, the drive isn't recognized until I initialize it which, naturally, will blow away everything on the drive. 
It's another MSoft catch-22. If I back up the data so it's safe to initialize, then I have to be able to access the data to back it up so I can initialize it, right? If I do that on the infected computer, chances are I'm backing up the virus anyway.
Same goes for old hard drives I have lying around. I'd love to see what's on them but I can't unless I first initialize them which precludes my ability to see what's on them. I don't have an IDE port on my desktop so some of these drives cannot be connected
directly.
Finally, I don't do this kind of stuff all the time anymore due to health reasons so it's not worth building a retro machine just for this purpose.
Is there not some kind of work-around for this or is another shining example of planned obsolescence? 



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A:Cannot "see" hard drive connected via SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter

Something must be wrong with your disks, there should not problems with connecting old sata disk with a sata-to-usb adapter.

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Computer: Dell Dimension 5100. 6 years old.
Current hard drive: SATA 250GB (think it's SATA 1). Dell web site says its ATA-133

Looking to: Replace the hard drive due to faults

Question: Can I fit a SATA 3 hard drive in this computer? Would this just work at SATA 1 speeds because of the old mainboard? Most of the hard drives listed for sale are now SATA 3.

Thanks for any replies.
 

A:Solved: SATA 3 hard drive to replace a SATA 1 hard drive?

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I solved a similar problem in Win 7 by uninstalling an Advanced "6G" Storage Controller and letting Windows install its generic driver but I have no idea what to do in Win 10 because of the dumbed down way everything behind the scenes is displayed, which appears not to have anything remotely resembling such a thing.
Anyone else having similar issues? Or am I doomed with my now-almost-extinct 2009 Alienware machine?

A:W10 Recognizes My External SATA II Drive As SATA I - Why ?

Originally Posted by Ex_Brit


I solved a similar problem in Win 7 by uninstalling an Advanced "6G" Storage Controller and letting Windows install its generic driver but I have no idea what to do in Win 10 because of the dumbed down way everything behind the scenes is displayed, which appears not to have anything remotely resembling such a thing.
Anyone else having similar issues? Or am I doomed with my now-almost-extinct 2009 Alienware machine?



A few questions come to mind: is the drive plugged into a eSATA port on the computer and its cable rated as SATA II? Or is it in an External USB drive case that is plugged into a USB 2.0 port or maybe a USB 3.0 port?

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Hi there,

I won't get too deeply into the harrowing saga of how two external hard drives of mine died within days of each other. Rather, I'll just say that I would like to do a virus scan on several external hard drives (including/especially the one I just got to replace the others). In other words, I want to find out if there was a virus or something in the material that I'm putting on the hard drives that makes them die. Could this be possible? If so, how can I conduct a virus scan specifically on the external drives?

Thanks!
Sonya

A:Scanning an external hard drive for viruses? External Hard drive DRAMA!

In My Computer . . right click the external drive and select Scan with { name of AV }

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ok i have a Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive and i need to the max of hard drive i can run or allow on my DEll Optiplex 740  small factor tower plus  also need help about if i can upgrade my  ADM Athlon Dual core Processor 4850e  and higher?

A:want to upgrade my hard drive Seagate Barracuda 250GB HP Model VB0250EAVER (ST3250318AS) SATA Hard Drive

Any 3.5" drive at 2T or under should work fine.  Upgrading the CPU would mean buying used - these CPUs went out of production not long after your system was current - and that was a decade ago.

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I have to replace my original hdd on my 9 year old Dell XPS 8100. The desktop  has an i7 chip so I'd hate to replace it with a new i7 PC because they are expensive.The bad drive is an esata drive. I notice that current crop of hdd's seem to be sata III drives. Will the old Dell PC mother board  on the desktop support the new sata III drivesIf I replace the bad hard drive would I be able to restore the W7 OS and all my data by using a macriumbackup file on the desktops external  backup drive?
Thanks for your help!

A:Can old oem sata hard drive be replaced with a new current generation sata III hdd on an 8 year old xps 8100 with an i7 chip??

Any 3.5" SATA drive will work.
As long as the system is in working order, and you purchase a SATA data cable for the additional drive, you should have no trouble cloning the existing drive to a new one.

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The time has come for me to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows 7 following a recent disastrous download that's effectively knocked out my Internet Explorer 11 and rendered Internet browsing difficult. My system has since become unstable and progressively slow and unfortunately, for some reason, I am unable to Restore to any previous installation. As I have loads of files I want to access, I've decided get a new Hard Disk and run the original H/drive (if possible) from a SATA drive Docking Station. So essentially, I would like to know if my Dell DXC061 will run and support a new Seagate 1Tb SATA3 7200rpm Barracuda. My BIOS is Ver. 2.4.0 dated 05/24/07. I have opened the CPU to see that the current drive connectors appear similar to those on the SATA Docking Station and think my old drive will fit it. However, it's now occurred to me that its possible the newSATA 3 drive may not be compatible with my BIOS or Motherboard. Any help or comments please? Incidentally I have most of my most useful files backed up on an external drive, so all, hopefully is not lost.

A:Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive

You need a SATA3 port to connect a SATA3 HDD to be fully compatible.

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I have 2 IDE HDs installed and added SATA drive lately. SATA runs in IDE mode in CMOS. Problem is, even though SATA drive is recognized by BIOS, Disk Manager, Norton Ghost & System Works, it doesn't show in My Computer, causing problems with saving and opening files. Tried a couple of tricks (changing the drive letter,disconnecting & reconnecting the drive, reformatting etc. ) nothing seems to work. I use this SATA drive for storage and for now I have to drag the files down there manually.
I don't know if it's of any importance, but I have nVidia GeForce graphics card onboard.
Has anyone encountered this kind of a problem ?
Thanks Carl

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Hi all,
 
I am attempting to install Win7 in an Inspiron 1545 with a new SATA hard drive that was purchased. When i insert the drive, I get "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found." I have verified the drive is not showing in the BIOS, I've already attempted to reseat the drive several times. In addition, I've attempted to load the chipset drivers, SATA drivers, etc from Dells website, the drive still does not show in the OS install when booting to DVD or in bios.
I dont believe it to be an issue with the new drive, as I plugged the new drive into another model Dell laptop and it recognizes the drive fine in BIOS, also I can still boot to the previous hard drive in this laptop without issue when i plug it back in.
Is there a specific driver, etc that I need to use for the drive to be recognized or other thoughts people have?

A:Inspiron 1545- replacing hard drive, new SATA drive not found "Internal Hard Disk Drive Not Found

This is strange - either the new hard drive has a rare compatibility issue with your onboard controller (I use a 500Gbyte in my 1545 without probs)) or it is a mechanical problem.I would take a close look at the physical dimensions and compare your original hdd with the new one.Watch the video (even though it's about a 1525 (similar to an 1545) and an SSD hdd) -  go to 2:20

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I have just recieved the dvd rewriter drive I purchased on ebay I dont know if I was careless reading the write up, but the back socket looks like a sata socket is there such a thing as an adapter to change sata to ide. Thanks.

A:dvd drive adapter sata to ide

Heres one; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186007

Or shop around with keywords "SATA to IDE adapter" at pricewatch.com and tigerdirect.com.

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hello alll
im new here and hope you can help me fix my problem
basicly iv got a adapter for a sata hard drive to go to ide on my motherbourd in the bios it picks it up, but when i let it run i get the primary master hard drisk fail message, im not sure what to do.

im using a asus x series motherboard

cheers inn advance for the help
 

A:sata hdd to ide hdd adapter-primary master hard drisk fail

Might check the adapter for a master/slave jumper.
If it is the only drive on the cable,set it to master.
 

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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance

A:Satellite click mini not reconising external hard drive or external DVD drive

Originally Posted by rachel.nickells


Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance



Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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Hi all

I've searched for the answer to this query, but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Apologies if this is a duplication and I've missed it.

The HDD died in a spare PC a while ago and when I finally got round to buying a replacement I unfortunately bought a SATA one instead of an IDE. In an attempt to prevent more money wastage, I decided to try an adapter to try and get the new HDD working.

I've connected it all up, but when I try and install an OS the HDD is not recognised. Can some kind soul please talk me through any possible solutions or have I just cocked up (again ) and wasted my money.

Thanks in advance
Sue
 

A:SATA drive to IDE via adapter - HDD not recognised

XP does not natively support much new hardware, including SATA drives.

If you have an adapter, then none of the BIOS tips in what follows apply to you. You need the driver.

Installing XP on a SATA drive
Install Windows XP on SATA without a Floppy
Resolving "Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows XP Installation
"Many newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the BIOS and check the 'Sata Operation' setting, change it to 'Raid Autodetect/ATA' if it is not already. Now try to install XP (Verbiage will vary by manufacturer)" - Courtesy of simpswr.

BIOS settings to try:
Claymore said:


you can change the controller settings in the BIOS.

Restart the computer and enter the BIOS.
The location and type of setting will vary with the make and model of the motherboard.
Here are some:

MAIN menu
SATA Mode
Select IDE Mode instead of AHCI Mode

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ADAVANCED or ADVANCED (BIOS) SETTINGS menu
SATA Drive Configuration
Select Compatibility (Mode) instead of AHCI (Mode)

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(BIOS) ADVANCED menu
SATA
Disable Auto
Enable Combination

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Set to PATA mode

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INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS menu
IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE => Disabled
SATA DMA transfer => Enabled

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS menu
Onboard Device
SATA => Disabled

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All the other problems seem to be the other way around.

My 2 DVD writers are on the primary IDE port. Had 2 x 80GB HDD's on the 2 SATA ports. Upgraded 2nd HDD to 320GB. No problems. Decided to use left-over 80GB HDD as backup disk. Installed an adapter. Plugged into secondary IDE port on motherboard. Did CMOS changes.

Booting up has three (seemingly random) results:
1. Boots up normally
2. Boots, but takes 6 minutes from "Starting Windows" to password screen
3. Never gets past "Starting Windows". This is the most common.

When it boots up normally I can use the drive. Formatted it. Changed label. Did system image.

Anybody had any success doing this?

Later edit: Tried with PCI SATA adapter and that works 100%.

A:SATA drive on IDE port with adapter

is Sata <-> IDE adapter set to master/slave or cable select? may help

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I am currently running Ubuntu 11.04 on my HP (DV5 1110em) laptop from an external USB 2 Buffalo ministation hard drive, I have noticed my machine is equipped with an E-SATA port. Would using an e-sata external hard drive be any faster that the usb option ?.

Regards
Northerner

A:USB.E-SATA external hard drives

Let's say the BUS is definitely faster on e-Sata. But if you really notice any improvement depends largely on your Hard drive.

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