Question Transferring Files - Drive Not Registering

alexjbrandt

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Hello, I am trying to migrate files on a 3.5 1TB drive to my laptop, I pulled the drive out of the tower and have bought an USB/SATA adapter but the drive doesn't power on or register with the laptop.


Drive Details:
https://www.disctech.com/Western-Digital-Blue-WD10EZEX-1TB-SATA-Hard-Disk

Adapter Details:
https://www.ebay.com/ipp/333702381741?transactionId=1840886695014&_trksid=p2047675.l48352

The USB adapter plugs into the slots on the right, but I'm noticing there is an 8pin port to the left - is that the power port, or do I need another adapter, or is the adapter I bought faulty? If I need to buy an 8pin power adapter, I am having trouble locating one that fits in that slot.


Any help would be appreciated! Thank you
 

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alexjbrandt

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Ah okay dang, that is what I was afraid of when I plugged it in and it didn't power up. I will return that adapter. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction - just ordered that cable matters device. Thank you!
 

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