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Hard Drive Data Recovery With Vantec USB SATA IDE Hard Drive Adapter : Video

March 31, 2013 Jon 26 Comments

http://www.PCRoger.com/go/vantec-usb-hdd-adapter/ – This short video shows how the Vantec USB hard drive adapter will allow you to easily connect and access …
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. Eastgolf35
    March 31, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    I have same problem. not powering up.

  2. FreeCompConsultant
    March 31, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    For laptop IDE hard drives you do not need a separate power cable, should work with just the IDE attached.

  3. Sonik0110
    March 31, 2013 - 4:28 pm

    For the smaller IDE old laptop drives, there doesn’t seem to be anyway to power up the hard drive, the slot fits but you still have 4 pins remaining witch i assume is for the power. If anyone has any idea on how to get power into an old IDE from a laptop please let me know, would be much appreciated. PS i have all the equipment in this video, and would a IDE/SATA converter send power to the drive? Thanks.

  4. FreeCompConsultant
    March 31, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Look for “USB Drive Letter Missing – How to add a drive letter” on my channel. YouTube does not allow me to post a link to it.

  5. Beverwyk
    March 31, 2013 - 5:57 pm

    I followed the instructions, hooked up the cables and now what? I see no change and can’t find the drive I’ve connected. The video references another video for locating the drive but I can’t find that video either.

  6. FreeCompConsultant
    March 31, 2013 - 6:32 pm

    When I made reference to Serial ATA drives in the video, that’s what SATA is.

  7. DiamanicOfficial
    March 31, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    Does this also work with SATA? I have an external hard drive (Packard Bell Go 3.0USB 1TB) which I had to take apart cause the chipset wasn’t working anymore.

  8. FreeCompConsultant
    March 31, 2013 - 7:15 pm

    I wouldn’t do all that installing of Windows.

    I would backup the data I need, then do a repair install on the Windows already on C if necessary

  9. FreeCompConsultant
    March 31, 2013 - 7:16 pm

    Yes, the CMOS battery will keep the time (or not keep it if the battery is bad), but Windows should update it soon after boot up.

    There can be instances where it doesn’t so if the battery is bad I definitely recommend replacing it.

    Defaults, though, are SAFE, conservative settings.

  10. christianrrf
    March 31, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    So the problem of wrong date and time every time I start windows does not have to do with the CR2032 battery from the mobo? I was getting also the message CMOS Checksum error press F1 to load defaults etc. everyt time I was booting my computer. That-s why I desperately change that battery but I think I didnt disconnect the PSU from the outlet, I have read that maybe that could cause and overcharge to the hardware. Do you think It is true?

  11. christianrrf
    March 31, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time and reply. So I can install another Windows say on a new partition E: but within D: since I dont have more room on C: and from there get to C: and retrieve my files on desktop folder. Once done that, I could reinstall windows now formatting C: entirely ?

  12. FreeCompConsultant
    March 31, 2013 - 8:44 pm

    Depending what version of Windows, you can choose where to install and even have multiple copies of windows on the same machine.

    I would recommend getting important data first, using this adapter and another PC.

    Installing Windows, depending on how it is done, need not erase important files there.

    Installing on C will make your life easier going down the road.

    There is no way I can have any idea on your mobo, sorry

  13. FreeCompConsultant
    March 31, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Windows XP and above should automatically set the current time unless configured not to or blocked by your firewall.

  14. FreeCompConsultant
    March 31, 2013 - 10:05 pm


  15. christianrrf
    March 31, 2013 - 10:56 pm

    Also plz I want to ask you that in case I have to buy a new motherboard compatible with my CPU and RAM, is there any way I could install windows in my HDD but not in C? The thing is that i had some important information in the desktop. My HDD was partitioned in C and D. But i don’t want to install windows on C because i need to retrieve that desktop files. What should i do please? And about my Foxconn MOBO do you think I have fried it?

  16. christianrrf
    March 31, 2013 - 11:14 pm

    May i ask you plz something about my PC. I was getting wrong date and time for about 2 months. I read in forums that it is because MOBO battery CR2032 needed to be changed. I did that but not with a new one,I got one from an old MOBO that i thinks was faulty. Then my PC boot to windows but suddenly it hanged out. So i had to force power off and since then My PC wont boot anything, nor BIOS. It just power the fans. The keyboard also don’t power on. I cleared CMOS and nothing. Mobo is foxcon m7pmx

  17. christianrrf
    April 1, 2013 - 12:09 am


  18. christianrrf
    April 1, 2013 - 12:19 am

    the power adapter is 220v or 110v?

  19. FreeCompConsultant
    April 1, 2013 - 1:13 am

    You cannot format it and retrieve files. It MAY be possible to use some drive repair utilities and be able to access the partition and files

  20. Horacio gomez jr
    April 1, 2013 - 1:46 am

    im using the adapter and its saying to format it but im trying to retrieve file from the hard drive… the computer that im using is windows 7 and the hard drive is xp.. does that matter… how do i go about retrieving the files?

  21. FreeCompConsultant
    April 1, 2013 - 2:06 am

    You’re welcome. Thanks for the comments.

  22. FreeCompConsultant
    April 1, 2013 - 2:40 am

    I’ve heard that before, though no one ever says if that’s a good thing or bad thing!

  23. FreeCompConsultant
    April 1, 2013 - 3:30 am

    Click the link in the description of the video, that’s the adapter. It does claim MacBook compatibility but it’s been a while since I’ve used one on a Mac.

  24. Twee Chan
    April 1, 2013 - 4:06 am

    Hi , does it work with Macbook ? Which cable or pack of cable i need to buy? Thanks

  25. FreeCompConsultant
    April 1, 2013 - 4:23 am

    It will work with an external hard drive. I presume it is no longer in warranty? An external HD is the same as an internal one, just with a case/power supply added to it. With this adapter, any HD becomes and external HD – just not as pretty and protected.

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