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Re: Help me mount this drive



On Tue, 2008-11-11 at 12:47 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Robert Wuest wrote:
> > I bought a Cables-to-go USB to IDE/SATA Adapter (Model # 30504) to read
> > some old drives sitting around.  I hook it up and it seems to connect
> > and tell the host that it's there.  But it doesn't mount automatically,
> > and I can't mount it manually.  In fact, I can't seem to read it at all.
> > 
> <------------------------[ SNIP ]----------------->
> > 
> Does this adapter have its own power supply for the drive, or does
> it gets its power from the USB bus? One thing I have found with the
> ones that have their own power supply is that you need to turn on
> the drive power before plugging in the USB cable. This gives the
> drive time to spin up before the computer asks for the drive
> information. (External cases do not seen to have this problem.)
> 
> On the other hand, if it uses the USB bus for power, they usually
> have double USB plugs, one of witch is power only. It tends to work
> better if you plug in the power plug first, let the drive spin up,
> and then plug in the data connector.
> 
> Mikkel
> -- 

It has a separate power supply.

This seems to do it.

1. Disconnect everything.
2. Connect adapter to drive.
3. Connect power to drive.
4. Wait a few seconds.
5. Plug adapter USB into computer.

When I do it just like that, it works fine.  Auto mounts. Perfect.

Many Thanks,
Robert




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