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NexStar TX - External 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure


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I'm trying to access files from my dead T61P ThinkPad on my temporary Toshiba Satellite C655 laptop. I purchased the NexStar TX and connected my T61P's hard drive to it. However, it doesn't power up. Actually, it powered up once or twice after numerous times but my Toshiba laptop didn't recognize it. I was told that maybe I have to change something in my bios settings but I have no clue what to do. If someone can give any tips I'd appreciate greatly. Thank you.

Toshiba Satellite C655
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It would probably be better to get a USB cable adapter for your drive, or an enclosure to put it in that you then attach via USB. Then you don't have to mess with the BIOS.
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It would probably be better to get a USB cable adapter for your drive, or an enclosure to put it in that you then attach via USB. Then you don't have to mess with the BIOS.


Isn't that what I already have? I had to put my hard drive into the NexStar enclosure and Im suppose to plug in both USB heads at the same time but I still dont get any power.
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Sorry. :blush: My mistake. Yes, the NexStar is an enclosure.

You should not have to change anything in your BIOS. Windows already knows how to communicate with the USB port. I would try the enclosure on another computer and see what happens there. If it works there, then you know the issue is with your notebook. If it fails on the 2nd computer, you know you have a problem with the enclosure.
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Sorry. :blush: My mistake. Yes, the NexStar is an enclosure.

You should not have to change anything in your BIOS. Windows already knows how to communicate with the USB port. I would try the enclosure on another computer and see what happens there. If it works there, then you know the issue is with your notebook. If it fails on the 2nd computer, you know you have a problem with the enclosure.


I've tried it on my friend's PC but it didn't work either. It powered up once or twice but the PC didnt recognize it. Then it didnt power up at all. The enclosure is brand new so I'm hoping the problem doesnt lie with it. It wasn't very expensive so buying another wouldnt be such a big deal but i'd like to try to make it work with this one if I can. So there's nothing I need to alter at all in terms of the bios?
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So there's nothing I need to alter at all in terms of the bios?

No. And the fact it does not work on the second computer indicates the problem is with the enclosure (or drive within it). So if new, I would seek warranty support.
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So there's nothing I need to alter at all in terms of the bios?

No. And the fact it does not work on the second computer indicates the problem is with the enclosure (or drive within it). So if new, I would seek warranty support.


*Sigh* .. Thanks for the help, mate.
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Good luck.
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