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I am in need of using an internal hard disk of a computer, dismantled from the original PC and connect to my laptop via SCSI to USB convertor. I basically want to use it as an external usb hard disk for my laptop to do some data back up. I have the usb to scsi convertor which came with an usb external hard disk that i purchased. I have connected the set up but the hard disk is not detected on the laptop. I'd appreciate some suggestions on how to make it work.

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You probably should get a generic converter, vs using one salvaged from a pre-packaged unit. The generic converter would be designed to handle any drive (within reason), while the pre-packaged converter is apt to be limited to a small number of drive types. – Daniel R Hicks Jan 1 '12 at 13:59
@DanH : Assuming that the convertor is ok, is there any other possible things to be done to make it work. I have a seagate hard disk and the convertor came with a freeagent hard disk. hope something else could be missing. – Rajesh Dachiraju Jan 1 '12 at 14:04
There are lots of different SCSI interfaces exactly which one is the disk and exactly which one is the convertor? Alternatively, post exact model numbers for both. – RedGrittyBrick Jan 1 '12 at 14:17
Of course, everything that needs power is getting it, right? If the HDD is 3.5", are you using some sort of external power supply? And the HDD is powered up and spinning before you make the USB connection to the PC? – sawdust Jan 1 '12 at 23:04

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