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Old 10-31-2007, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem regarding USB to IDE converter

i have a serious problem and i hope i can find a solution for it here . i just bought a USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA cable which makes me easily connect my hard disks to my laptop . but once i connect my 30 GB samsung harddisk , the windows reads it as "Unknown Devices" . i tried getting the driver from the CD that came along with it , but the CD only has windows 98 drivers , and the installation guide says that in Windows XP there's no driver needed . now im sure that the device is working but the whole problem is the "driver" part , so i searched everywhere for a similar driver , i updated my BIOS , i updated my windows , still the same . please if someone knows where i can find that driver i'll appreciate it , or even a driver similar to it (that can read it as a mass storage device or something like that) .

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Default Re: Problem regarding USB to IDE converter

1. Does your converter come with an externally powered source?
- Most common issues with USB devices is they cannot draw enough power through the USB ports.

2. USB drive is defective.

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