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    USB 2.0 to ide adapter, anybody got one of these working

    Purchased a USB 2.0 To IDE Hard Disk/CDROM/DVDROM Adapter off Ebay to put in my new car (2000 Civiv SI). Have everything else up and running except my DVD/CDRW. Running Win XP Pro on a MSI K3t Ultra ARU board. Have the adapter plugged into a toshiba laptop DVD/CD drive. Windows recognizes the drive, but lists it under USB Devices as an "Unknown Device". Seller claimed no drivers are needed under XP. Anybody find a driver, or get one of these to work? I've tried tweaking the bios with the "allow usb legacy devices" and have tried having windows search for new hardware, all to the same result. Unit is powered separately, and will open and close drive. Have tried this on 3 different computers, and with 3 different drives. Anybody got any ideas?

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    Yep, i've got one working. It's a little blue thing, with about 6" of USB cable. no brand name.

    Just plugged it in to USB and power, and my carputer detected it no problem, needed no drivers


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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    Yep, i've got one working. It's a little blue thing, with about 6" of USB cable. no brand name.

    Just plugged it in to USB and power, and my carputer detected it no problem, needed no drivers


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    Do you just plug the power into the molex connector on the drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackaccrd00
    Do you just plug the power into the molex connector on the drive?
    There is also a power supply for the adapter itself, it uses 5V.


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    so you jsut hook up to the 5v on teh adapter of the adapter and the molex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackaccrd00
    so you jsut hook up to the 5v on teh adapter of the adapter and the molex?
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    thanks.
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    Yea it sounds like you may have a defective unit. 3 different computers 3 different drives only thing in common is the adapter.
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