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Maybe the USB ports fried the SATA to USB converter?

this is pretty much what I figured happend. I opened it up and hooked it up directly to my computer, and it works, put it inside my external enclosure and usb works just fine, so I'm pretty sure that it fried the sata to usb converter
   
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I'd backup all that data now, you never know biggrin.gif
Then proceed to beat up your friend hahaha!
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post

this is pretty much what I figured happend. I opened it up and hooked it up directly to my computer, and it works, put it inside my external enclosure and usb works just fine, so I'm pretty sure that it fried the sata to usb converter

I'd consider finding out a way to check how much power is going through those USB ports...
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Idk how much power is going through the USB3.0 port, I think that was the mistake of putting it in there first instead of the USB 2.0 port
   
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post #15 of 16
USB 3.0 is backwards compatible; it shouldn't fry something like that. I've put all kinds of stuff into my USB 3.0 ports and it doesn't do that. Maybe the enclosure itself has been damaged without you realizing.

If that's not it, i'd get some new drivers for the USB ports.

The only thing I've ever done to fry a USB device was putting the USB plug in upside down. The cable was weird, and allowed that, but I put my flash drive in, turned my PC on, and it fried it there. Cooked it, the memory chip began to melt and smoke, etc. But I'm doubting that's what happened to yours.
Edited by White Fire - 1/26/12 at 6:43am
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Seeing as the same thing happened to his friend's drive, I doubt it is two controllers going bad. I'd uninstall the drivers then reinstall and use something that can be potentially damaged.
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