Question old maxtor external hard drive with family photos

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trying to access old family photos that were stored on my mothers old Maxtor external hard drive, i have no clue about external hard drive. I plugged it in, its on... and i can see its got a green light on it. my pc isnt discovering it at all, its atleast 9 years old but still works, but my pc isnt discovering it.. anyone have any clue why not
 
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Power is one thing...data transfer is something else...

is the drive SATA, or PATA/IDE? If SATA, is it connected to a SATA port on the mainboard?
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Power is one thing...data transfer is something else...

is the drive SATA, or PATA/IDE? If SATA, is it connected to a SATA port on the mainboard?
i have no idea, i know its not sata, but i plug it in with a usb, i can send a photo if u like
 

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