Attempted connecting a "USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Combo Adapter" to both a Win2k with SP4 and a WinXP with SP2 systems to no avail.
Tried 4 HDs ranging in sizes 10GB to 120GB from various manufacturers.
Tried front and rear USB ports on both machines though the adapter has own power supply.
It DOES show up under "Safely Remove Hardware" and "Device Manager"\"Disk Drives" as an USB Device.
Where properties shows "device working properly"
but under "volumes" tab it's all "unknown", "unreadable", and "0 MB" (if that's relavent)
"Policies" is checked "optimize for quick removal"
Nothing under "Disk Managment" or "My Computer"
the drivers are suppose to be windows native.
I'm really at a loss here.