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How to access bare drive with laptop and without enclosure

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I am trying to connect a 2.5" bare SATA drive to my laptop to access the information. I have an enclosure but don't want to use it.

I am using a OCZ ZX1000W PSU to power it, and a SATA to eSATA cable connecting drive to laptop. To make the PSU turn on I have to use a paper clip to short the green to black wires. If I disconnect paper-clip PSU turns off, HDD's are on and vibrating but nothing showing up on Windows in Explorer or Disk Manager.
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is it a drive with files on it or a new drive?
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hmmm, now it's working for the one drive at least,

just did a shutdown of laptop, connected everything, powered on psu and then laptop.
Pretty sure i tried that before

one is NTFS but mostly empty, other is the stock drive from my PS3.
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you probably have to format it to show up, PS3 uses different file system, so thats why its not showing up. if you wanna get the files off it, you might need linux OS .
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no, i'm just reformatting for use elsewhere, data wasn't important I just wanted to try to hook up some bare drives VIA eSATA
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so it doesnt show up after the format ? or is it all good now?
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post #8 of 8
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good now, i bumped the paperclip mid-format which caused the PSU to power down, but nothing got corrupted
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