Sabrent 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter with Windows 7 software clash.

Interaction (interface?) between a Sabrent USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter  Product Code: USB-DSC5 and my Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I am having an issue with the following situation:
When connected to IDE Drives Maxtor and Western Digital, and through the usage of your product, Windows 7 tellls me that the Hard Drive "is not ready". Is that a message originated by the Windows 7 software?
 If so how doIi go about "getting the disk ready" so i could change disk type or number or sizes of each partition and/or reformat?

I would appreciate your support to help me solve this unexpected report from the Windows 7 interaction with this adapter and the Hard Drives it holds, 40 GB and 80 GB IDE drives Maxtor and Western Digital. I am trying to use Windows (or some other third party software) to resize the partitions, change the disk type and eventually reformat.

Thank you kindlly

Your disk maker will have details specific to that model for the jumper settings, they should be set to master. Untill the correct jumper settings are set, do not attempt to do anything else.

If you need to retrieve data, you will lose everything on the drive if you attempt 'initialise' in Disk Management

Device not ready means win/Disk Management cannot 'see' the drive correctly.

The only thing you can do in Disk Management, once the jumpers are set correctly, is to assign a drive letter if one isnt assigned

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Last updated February 11, 2020 Views 4,210 Applies to: