anyways, I also purchased http://www.xpcgear.com/usbdsc5.html and it just came in the mail today. I'm a bit confused on how to get this to work though. I've connected the hard drive into the usb adapter, and then plugged the USB into the computer. The light on the adapter blinks for awhile, and It takes an awfully long time to respond to anything, and when it does, it shows a new drive in "my computer" that is the hard drive im trying to connect to, so I assume I did that part right. Well when clicking on the newly found hard drive, it takes a long time once again to do anything, and finally says "F:\ is not accessable. the request cannot be performed because of an I/O device error".
Does that mean its a problem with my hard drive, or the way I tried setting it up with the usb adapter?
I was trying to figure out how to hook it up to the power adapter it came with also, thinking maybe that could be the problem and that I hadnt set it up all the way. But the package they sent me isnt identical to the one i ordered, because the one on their site has a slot on the side of the usb adapter to plug in the power supply, but this one does not. Instead i have a red cord thats not even shown on the package on the website, that plugs into the usb adapter, but does not plug into the power supply.