Once we have the power and the hd connect we then connect via USB from the apricorn device to computer and nothing. It’s an ideal solution for anyone needing immediate or temporary access to a hard drive. I gave 4 stars because we haven’t needed the software so we can’t rate the software. I think you have found the key. What does “it does not work” mean?
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This is a great solution! The only thing is that I have to keep my hand steady on the power connector going to the HDD if connected in the way I described above because the pins from the HDD where the molex connector goes is a little of than the apricorns pwr connector I think you have found the key.
I don’t think we’re doing anything wrong Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooklyn Gal from Great product! And much needed for PATA!! Connects your hard drive to most any desktop or notebook computer with a USB 2. A great tool to have in your workshack to say the least. We’ve all tested different HD’s. Rated 5 out of 5 by Ron from DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter b Works great, didn’t even have to use the software to recover data from my hard drive, just went to windows explorer and picked off what I needed.
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Be the first to review this item. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere. Have you seen this: Connect to your drive drivewite plug into a USB port.
I gave 4 stars because we haven’t needed the software so we can’t rate the software. If you have a spare psu from a desktop machine laying around, you could try apricorj.
I was much in need of something to plug my zpricorn PATA internal drives into, so I could use them with driveire new computer as backup drives. This post has been reported. It saved me a lot of money versus taking it to a ‘pro’ computer repair shop that will charge you an arm and leg to repair and who may delete all your documents anyway.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Banner Man from genius! This allows you to connect your hard drive to most any desktop or notebook computer with a USB 2.
Those Molex drivewirw do need a fair bit of force to push in. Once we have the power and the hd connect we then connect via USB from the apricorn device to computer and nothing.
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I was playing with it last night and I found frivewire connecting the power from the ac adapter that came with the apricorn device directly into the HDD instead of connecting it to the apricorn how its suppose to be and I could instantly hear the HDD working and then my computer pickes it up where I can then navigate into the HDD files.
You definitely have to power the drives through the molex. My laptop crashed due to a pretty powerful virus and I couldn’t even get it to boot up past the ‘Please Wait’ blue screen you see before you get to your desktop.
Accessing all external drives from this little device was amazing.