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2.5 external hard drive

I have a Toshiba MK8032GAX 80GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive  that I am trying to make into an external hard drive. When I plug the double usb cables the external case lights up with power how ever the drive will not show up in "My Computer". Can you help me?
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djrogi

8/22/2022 - Mon
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rindi

Often you need to provide extra power to the USB case, so check if this case has a power input plug for an external power source, or try connecting it to the PC via a separately powered USB HUB.
pgm554

If you can't see it in disk admin,try anoter external USB case.
Those things are flakey to say the least.

I have 4 or 5 of those things ,and some work on some USB ports and machines and not others.
Pretty much hit and miss.
djrogi

Make sure you pulled all the jumpers off the harddrive - most USB HDD controllers don't like any of the Master / Slave / Cable Select jumpers to be shorted.
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