It's a crazy power cable.Gene said:The documentation you link to doesn't show *anything*. It shows the
cable pointing to a monitor with no hint as to which is the power lead.
Do this: plug the straight lead at the Y-end into a USB port on the
computer. Plug the short thin lead at the Y-end into a 5-volt USB
With the computer powered on, plug the single end of the cable into the
BTW, does the cable really have a male A connector at the drive end as
the picture shows? That's unusual. IMO, unique.
From one customer review of this product - the cable is the problem...
"It turns out that the Y-cable and/or USB connector on the enclosure
have some kind of detent, so you have to push the cable connector
in until it "clicks". After I did that, USB also worked fine."
"The main reason for deducting 1 egg is that is that with this one
particular 250GB drive, I cannot see it via USB for some reason.
I'm not sure if it's because the laptop manufacturer (Toshiba) put
some kind of non-standard formatting on the drive. I can see the
drive if I use the eSATA connection."
Regarding the hard drive itself, *read the label on the drive carefully*
There could be something non-standard about the drive.
If it's a 512e drive, it should have worked.