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Old 04-04-2009, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased a ide/sata hdd usb/esata enclosure for my sata hdd, and the first time I plugged it in was on my moms pc in front of the case where the USB ports are.

The drive usb cord got very very hot and I noticed the pc froze.

Now no matter what pc I plug the hdd to it simply won't appear as a storage medium. However the drive works without any problems when plugged into sata port of my motherboard.

Mind you all the USB hdd was readable when I FIRST plugged it in on the BACK of my moms pc. It appeared as normal. However when I plugged it in the front, the cord got very hot then it just working altogether as external storage.

Anybody know what the problem is?

EDIT: may have posted in wrong section.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could have shorted the controller out on the enclosure. If it doesn't work on any comptuer, no matter what USB port you put it in, I'd say the enclosure is toast.

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Thanks for the input.

Question, would it work with an esata port? I don't have the receipt i purchased it from (tiger direct) So i'm unsure if i can exchange it yet. *calling them inna while)
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Hard telling. If it managed to short out the whole controller board..then no. If it just shorted out the USB portion of it...then maybe. You'd have to just try it to see for sure.
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