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Re: Unrecognized Hard Drive

Mikkel L. Ellertson:
> Jorge Luis wrote:
> > I have a 200 MiB Maxtor HD that isn't being seen by the OS.  I have it plugged
> > into the system through an EIDE/USB converter hub.  It appears that the drive
> > isn't recognized, but the hub device is.
> > 
> It would be handy to see the messages in /var/log/messages when you
> plug the drive in. It would also help to know more about the
> EIDE/USB converter. Does it have its own power supply, or is it bus
> powered? Has it worked on any other machine?
> If possible, power up the drive and let it spin up before plugging
> in the converter.

See my previous message regarding kernel messages.

The converter has a brick power supply that provides power to IDE drives.
Separately, the converter hub is a USB 2.0 interface with two USB connectors.
One of them provides bus power to SATA drives; the other USB plug is a
straight-through connector that communicates with the hard drive that's
plugged into the hub.

You can see one of these adapters at:


Thanks for your help.


JL <lists jorge cc>
Mad, bad, and dangerous to know.
                    --Caroline Lamb on Lord Byron

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