Originally Posted by macsbeach98
you would think that the computer would have to recognise the card for the software to be able to try and read it. The only way to know is download it and try it out you never know it might work otherwise you are left with sending it in and paying to see if they can get the data off it. Good Luck
For anyone who has ever flashed Xbox360 Dvd drives sure know the OS does NOT have to 'fully' recognize a piece of hardware to communicate with it. First when you attach a Hitachi xbox360 drive, you have to send it a signal through software to set it in 'mode B' so the OS recognizes it, but most obviously at some level the DVD drive connected through the SATA port had to of been recognized as something.
I assume the software does something like what I just explained, just because Windows doesn't 'show' it to you doesn't mean it still doesn't 'see' it. I'd give the software a try unless it costs something, could prolly find a free one.