I built a new computer awhile back and finally got around to purchasing a USB to SATA HD adapter to transfer old files. Specifically, I got the Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-5-25-INCH-Converter-Activity-USB-DS12/dp/B0758RP5V8?ref_=ast_sto_dp).
I’ve read about the issues with Windows 10 not recognizing the device but not in the way that it’s happening here. When I plug in the adapter (without the HDD plugged in) to my PC’s USB port, I can actually see the “Sabrent SATA Bridge USB Device” under Disk Drives.
I can also see that a USB Drive (E:) appears in My Computer, though nothing is obviously there since the HDD isnt plugged in yet.
Now when I actually insert the HD into the adapter, the “Sabrent SATA Bridge USB Device” immediately disappears and so does the USB Drive (E:). Doesnt seem to matter if I turn off the adapter, then plug in the SATA drive or plug in the SATA drive with the adapter on, either way it stops recognizing it seems. I’ve gone through and uninstalled the “Sabrent SATA Bridge USB Device” hoping that when I re-scan for hardware in DM it’ll fix the problem but no luck. I can hear the HDD spinning so the SATA port is powering the HDD and the HDD works if in my old computer so I’m absolutely stumped. My USB controllers in DM and the Sabrent Disk Device’s drivers are also all up to date, so I dont think that’s it either.
What the heck is going on???
Thanks in advance!