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Hard Drive Caddy ATA not able to install on my T40


bcardonne

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Hello, I purchased an ATA hard drive caddy for mt IBM t40 and I have been unable to have the hard drive recognice by windows XP. The unit turns on and lights come on on the caddy, but I can not see the drive when I go to my computer. I have tried several hard drives and also have changed the jumpers on the hard drive. Hope some one can help. The hard drives I am ussing come out of my old T43 and T41 that failed and they are Fujitsu hard drives 40 and 60 gigs. Thank you

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Jumpers must be set to master when using IDE drives in a caddy.

Is the T40 detecting the caddy when plugged into the USB port?

Cab you see the drive in disk management?

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rdave13

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If the drives have failed then they will also not work in a caddy. A dead hard drive is just that.

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bcardonne

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Fruit Bat, thank you the jumpers must be set to master on the computer hard drive or the caddy hardrive. This Caddy is a CD ROM Caddy.

Rdave13, the HD is working.

Thank you

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T0SH

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I have worked on many ibm laptops and never yet found one that required any jumpers fitted to hard drives , since both drives are on differing ide channels they can both be device zero

I have came accross any number of fake ibm cd/dvd hard drive caddies that do not function ?

Fujitsu laptop drive jumper arrangement picture here

http://www.stuartconnections.com/en/hard-drives/5235-Fujitsu-60GB-25inch-EIDE-PATA-4200RPM-Laptop-Hard-Disk-Drive-MHS2060AT-CA06272.

Cheers HC

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Hello, I purchased an ATA hard drive caddy for mt IBM t40 and I have been unable to have the hard drive recognice by windows XP.

I have tried several hard drives

So why are we now talking about a CD ROM Caddy?

A IDE hard drive will work in a IDE CD ROM caddy (just can't be screwed in firmly) exactly the same as a normal IDE HDD caddy.

Set the drive to master using the jumpers, attach power and IDE cables in caddy to the drive, power caddy and plug USB cable into PC or laptop.

Windows should immediately recognise and install drives for USB IDE bridge then drive should show in Disk management and if drive is formatted and has data should appear in My computer

IF windows is not showing drive then look in Device manager for exclamation marks against the USB device if these are OK then not showing in Disk management probably means the drive is not spinning up (can you feel it vibrating).

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wee eddie

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Just a thought: Is sufficient power getting through to the Hard Drive to get it to spin-up?

If the Caddy is USB Powered, a single connection, to an old style USB Port, may not deliver sufficient power

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caccy

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Do you have to turn a key or lock the caddy to power-up the drive? I fell for this one a case of RTFM!

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T0SH

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This link on Amazon is the type of caddy the guy is trying to use

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultrabay-Optical-Thinkpad-UltraBase-ThinkPad/dp/B008F6MDM4

But as I said earlier there are many more fake ones out there than real ones

Cheers HC

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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OK understand now its a second drive in a CD drive bay,

Have you looked in device manager to see if the drive is showing there?

If you have fitted / removed the drive while the laptop is powered then you will have corrupted the drive but it should still show in device manager.

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