I have a system hard drive that has crashed. I have removed it from the machine and hooked it up to a Unitek USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter and I have tried hooking it directly to the motherboard of a different machine.
When I power on, I hear the spin up, but I can't get it to mount. When using the USB adapter, I get a "device recognized" and a generic "Mass Storage Device" recognized, but again I can't see the drive using Microsoft disk manager.
Yes, I know I may have to spend the big bucks to have the case cracked, but I want to exhaust other avenues first.