External USB hard drive drivers

johkaz

New Member
Hi,

I have a 80GB hard drive in a USB enclosure, and i am trying to get it to work with Vista 64 bit.
But every time i try to connect it to my computer, i keep getting a screen asking for a driver for the USB to IDE adapter.
I have had a look around the forums here, and i have tried the Inf trick that i found, but still the drive and enclosure will not work.

So i am wondering now about the following?

Does Vista 64 bit work with USB 1.1?
Because when i connect the enclosure to my son's computer (XP Home), i can get the drive to work and i can see the files.

Will i have to update the enclosure to USB 2.0, for it to work with Vista 64 bit, or will a USB 2.0 cable work instead?

Is there a problem with the hard drive (set to Master) and i believe a Fat32 system?

Gary
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Gary Gailey
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q PRO
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB Asus HD4870
    Sound Card
    Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 19" flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    2 x 160 GB Seagate ST3160815AS Barracuda 7200
    1 x 80 GB hard drive & 1 x 27GB hard drive (not sure of the makers)
    1 X 80 GB external hard drive (USB 2.0)
    PSU
    750W TX Corsair PSU
    Case
    Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Black
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Hyper TX 2 Universal CPU Cooler + 5 fans
    Mouse
    USB mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    10MB
    Occupation
    Fitter
    Other Info
    2 X Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBN DVD Drives
    1 x Akasa 3.5" AK-ICR-01EB Black Internal Multi Memory Card reader
    1 x Akasa AK-ENP2USB 2.0 external hard drive enclosure
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    england
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johkaz

New Member
Hi,

Just to update on this problem i had.
I found out from another forum, that the electronics inside the enclosure was not up to date enough.
So i have just bought an Akasa USB 2.0 enclosure, and everything is working great.
And all of my drives are now visible and can be accessed.

Gary
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Gary Gailey
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard
    Asus P5Q PRO
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB Asus HD4870
    Sound Card
    Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 19" flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    2 x 160 GB Seagate ST3160815AS Barracuda 7200
    1 x 80 GB hard drive & 1 x 27GB hard drive (not sure of the makers)
    1 X 80 GB external hard drive (USB 2.0)
    PSU
    750W TX Corsair PSU
    Case
    Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Black
    Cooling
    Coolermaster Hyper TX 2 Universal CPU Cooler + 5 fans
    Mouse
    USB mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    10MB
    Occupation
    Fitter
    Other Info
    2 X Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBN DVD Drives
    1 x Akasa 3.5" AK-ICR-01EB Black Internal Multi Memory Card reader
    1 x Akasa AK-ENP2USB 2.0 external hard drive enclosure
    Country Flag
    england
    State/Region Flag
    uk city of london
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