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Computer cannot find content on hard drive through USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge

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Hey. I have some issues trying to get access to my old harddrive in my new computer. I am sorry in advanced that my technical skills kind of sucks, but I have tried my best to learn what is up, with no luck. So, with that said, I will try to make someone that knows this stuff to understand what the hell I am talking about. 

 

My MacBook from 2008 broke down a while ago, ofcourse, I had no backup. I bought something that may have the name USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge (a device that I have put in my harddrive in to be able to connect it with my computer through USB).

 

When I plug it in, the computer finds the connected USB but when clicking on it, only "property for USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge" show and no content.

 

It is a 160 (i think) gig HDD disk from a MacBook 2008.

The computer I try to get the disk to work in is a new HP Pavilion 256 GB SSD, Intel Core i5.

I hope someone has a clue how to fix this,

 

Thank you in advance!

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Hi,

 

Could be something to do with files format. Please try one of the following ways:

 

           http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-read-mac-formatted-drive-windows/

           http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-read-mac-os-hfs-drives-in-windows-for-free-image-33695...

 

and many more,

 

Regards.

BH
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Since you purchased  a "USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge", I am guessing that the 160GB disk-drive has an ATA/ATAPI connector.

See the picture: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/j/hddjumpers.jpg

 

Note that between the "data" connector and the "power" connector are a few pins and maybe one "jumper".

 

Look extremely closely at the disk-drive.  The jumpers are labelled:

* MA ("master")

* SL ("slave")

* CS ("cable-select")

* SP ("spare")

 

If the jumper is in either the 'CS' or 'SL' position, move it to the 'MA' position.

 

This is necessary because the Bridge requires the disk-drive to respond as a "master".

 

Note: some disk-drives become "master" when the jumper is removed. 

If setting the jumper to 'MA' does not work, remove the jumper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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