Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 adapter


Powerspec B249, Windows 11.

I'm trying to use a Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 adapter to connect to a hard drive.   

According to the manufacturer the externally connected drive should be recognized in Disk Management. This is not the case. I Have tried three different drives. One was from a PC w/ Windows 7 OS if that makes a difference. The others are even older.   

The retailer says the adapter must be at fault and I should return it. Before doing so, is there anything I can try? I have seen a dozen YouTube videos on the subject but none of then address this exact problem.   


  • Ian


    If you have tried different drives with multiple USB ports, then I would assume the issue is the adapter itself. There is not any software, etc. for this, they are plug and play adapters.

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