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Topic # 55731 8-Jan-2010 10:44
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My USB IDE enclosure has always worked without problem. Now suddenly, for no reason whatsoever that I can fathom, it works with some drives, but not with others. At first I suspected a drive failure, but when I plug it directly into the IDE connector on my test computer, it works fine. In the USB enclosure I can hear the head ticking as it seeks, but the drive doesn't read and it never registers. So far this has happened with two drives that always worked without problem before. A third drive still works normally. Can anyone suggest what is going on here? Much thanks for any help.




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  Reply # 288221 8-Jan-2010 16:42
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Might be your power supply that is playing up, if that ticking is happening when you turn it on it might be due to the drive not receiving enough power. Not all drives are the same and some will require more power than others which might be the reason for only some working.



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Reply # 289615 13-Jan-2010 13:02
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Thanks for your response but there seems to be something else going on. Now the drive won't work at all under Windows, but I can read it fine from Dos with an NTFS program. I have no idea at all what is happening here.





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  Reply # 289616 13-Jan-2010 13:07
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If you have any important data on this HD, I would try and back it up as soon as possible...



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  Reply # 289712 13-Jan-2010 16:50
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Unfortunately, this drive IS the backup.

 




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