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otieatkins

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Good Morning!
I have 2 VERY old hard drives. The first is a Seagate Barracuda ATA V 30 GB. The second is a TriGem 6.4 gb (SV0643D/TGE)?

I can't seem to access either one. I have a hard drive case that they can go into but then when I hook it up to the computer (USB) the case is connected (lights on) but still no hard drive.

Any suggestions? I'd love to be able to get the "stuff" off them.

Thanks so much......
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SRX660

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First thing to check is the jumper on the back of the drives. A lot of the old drives do not work in a computer unless the jumper is set to slave and they are hooked to the middle connector on the IDE ribbon data cable.Check the jumper to see if it is in master - Slave - Cable select position. You may have to have the drive in the "master" setting if you use a external HD enclosure.

The slave setting is the right 2 pins looking at the back of the HD on Seagate drives.I cannot find what they are on trigem drives. Trigem drives are really just rebranded drives usually made by seagate or samsung.

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Thanks SRX660 - my Seagate jumpers are set to the third set of two
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I move them to the last set and see how that works.
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