I brought two Vantec IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapters, as shown below:
It comes with the following items inside:
However, I notice a strange situations as follows:
I use the 1st set and format a hard disk 500GB with a single partition using Windows 7. I was able to use and view the partition.
Then I use the 2nd set to see if I can use and view the partition on the hard disk. I expected that I would be able to use and view the partition with no problem. However, the 2nd set showed me 2 partitions with the 1st partition marked as RAW and 2nd partition as empty.
I found it strange and thus repeated the process by creating a single partition on the hard disk 500 GB and formatting it using Windows 7 via the 2nd set.
Then I used the 1st set to see if I could use and view the partition on the hard disk. This time, I was able to see a single partition, but it was in the RAW format. (Windows will prompt for format the hard disk if the partition is in the RAW format.)
This is driving me crazy. I brought 2 sets of IDE SATA to USB 2 adapter and they give me two different results.
So, I would like to ask which is causing the problem - the 500 GB hard disk, the 1st set or the 2nd set? (What I suspect is that one of the controller is damaged but I was thinking if there are better and faster way to troubleshoot such problem because I also worry if both the hard disk and the 2nd set of adapter are damaged ones or flaky.)