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I am trying to recover data from an old Linux that was installed in a computer on an ATA hard drive. I found a ScanLogic Corp. SL11R-IDE IDE Bridge (04ce:0002), an ATA adapter to USB 1.0 like the one in the picture:

enter image description here and after switching it on, I plugged it into a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. I am used to the drives being automatically mounted, but this one doesn't show up in /media. After doing a dmesg, all I got is this:

[ 175.531463] usb 2-1.3: new full-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [ 175.626505] usb 2-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=04ce, idProduct=0002 [ 175.626510] usb 2-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=1, SerialNumber=0 [ 175.626515] usb 2-1.3: Product: ScanLogic USBIDE [ 175.626518] usb 2-1.3: Manufacturer: ScanLogic USBIDE [ 175.627314] scsi5 : usb-storage 2-1.3:1.0 [ 176.700616] usb 2-1.3: reset full-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [ 176.876168] usb 2-1.3: reset full-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [ 177.051668] usb 2-1.3: reset full-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [ 177.227343] usb 2-1.3: reset full-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd

I tried plugging in the adapter to the three different USB ports in my laptop (one of them USB 3.0), but got no luck with any of them. I get different devices under, for example: /dev/bus/usb/003/002 or /dev/bus/usb/002/004, but I don't get any /dev/sdbN links. The output blkid -o list -c /dev/null is just the laptop's partitions.

I have tried taking out the jumper, putting it as master and as CS Enabled, but didn't change the result.

If I plug it into a Windows7 laptop, the device is recognised but nothing is mounted. When I plug it into the Windows7 laptop and connect the device to a VMWare Ubuntu 12.04 session running on Windows7, I get the same results as with the Ubuntu laptop -- the dmesg results as above, but it is not mounted.

Any ideas?

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Not all (or even most?) USB devices do not completely follow the USB standard. I would open the case, check which USB to PATA chip is used and google for quirks with that chip. –  Hennes Sep 5 '12 at 13:12
    
Any Windows machine nearby? (Or you can use VMWare. Plug the drive into a Windows host, and use a Linux guest to save your data.) –  Shiki Sep 6 '12 at 8:39
    
totally OT, but what are those two rca style connectors for? –  Journeyman Geek Sep 6 '12 at 10:06
    
@Journeyman Geek I have no idea either... –  130490868091234 Sep 6 '12 at 16:03
    
@Shiki when I plug it into a Windows7 laptop, the device is recognised but nothing is mounted. When I plug it and attach it to a VMWare Ubuntu 12.04 session, I get the same results as with the Ubuntu laptop. –  130490868091234 Sep 6 '12 at 16:04
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I am used to the drives being automatically mounted

I thought so too. But when I attached an old SATA drive using an external USB adapter last week, only the Windows NTFS partition was auto mounted. I had to manually mount the ext3 partitions, e.g.

sudo mount -t ext3 /dev/sdc5 /mnt

If you don't don't remember the partition numbers and filesystem types, you'll have to inspect the HDD with something like gparted. (The ext3 and sdc5 are examples that probably are not suitable for your drive.)

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When I plug it into different USB ports, I get different devices under, for example: /dev/bus/usb/003/002 or /dev/bus/usb/002/004, but I don't get any /dev/sdbN links. –  130490868091234 Sep 6 '12 at 8:04
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