Question lly mistake that may have screwed everything up. IDE HDD not detected on the USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA adapter

Ing17

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I just received a softmodded fat PS2 today and everything was working well. It came with a Mcboot memory card with the latest OPL installed and the official sony network adapter with a 80 GB IDE HDD. However, the games installed were not really my cup of tea so I bought a USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA adapter hoping that I will install ISOs backup of my classic PS2 collection. I tried plugging it in to my PC and laptop and the drive was never detected. Whats worse is once I plugged the HDD back into the PS2 all the games are gone. I hope I have not killed the HDD is there anything I can do. I used winhiip but the drive was never detected. Tried master and cable select none worked. Tried with two other IDE drives that were not PS2 formatted didnt show up as well. Pictures attached View: https://imgur.com/a/OZ2hhhK
 
Nope not seeing it with and without an attached HDD.
That's inconclusive. :-(

Some adapters are configured to remain invisible if they cannot detect a hard drive. Yours may be one of these.

I'm wondering whether the adapter is damaging the IDE interface in some way?? There doesn't seem to be any way to connect the adapter upside down, so a reversed IDE cable doesn't seem plausible. Did you check for bent pins?

https://pinouts.ru/HD/AtaInternal_pinout.shtml
 
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That's inconclusive. :-(

Some adapters are configured to remain invisible if they cannot detect a hard drive. Yours may be one of these.

I'm wondering whether the adapter is damaging the IDE interface in some way?? There doesn't seem to be any way to connect the adapter upside down, so a reversed IDE cable doesn't seem plausible. Did you check for bent pins?

https://pinouts.ru/HD/AtaInternal_pinout.shtml
No pin is bent Im sure of that though the adapter does heat up I don't know if that means anything. It doesn't have a brand so I can't really know what driver to get it
 
These adapters appear in Device Manager as USB mass storage devices. They use the driver that is built into Windows.

Do you intend to return the adapter if it is faulty? If not, then you might like to consider taking it apart. I expect you will find a 3.3V regulator. I would check whether that is the source of the heat, assuming the heat is excessive.
 

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These adapters appear in Device Manager as USB mass storage devices. They use the driver that is built into Windows.

Do you intend to return the adapter if it is faulty? If not, then you might like to consider taking it apart. I expect you will find a 3.3V regulator. I would check whether that is the source of the heat.
I live in a no consumer right country in Southeast Asia and I order that piece of crap from abroad so return is a no-no. Guess Im SOL
 

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