A) I know its not the cable b/c I have it in my system and it is in a removable drive. I have a 120GB Samsung Drive in there for my backup and that works fine.
B) I forgot who asked but the drive is a Quantam AT Fireball Plus AS (40GB hard drive)
Right now I have it configured as a secondary Slave. I hear it click for 2-3 seconds and then nothing. I assume that it either stops spinning or is doing someting. I have 6 fans in my system so its a little nosie.
You can try running Handy Recovery 1.0 or 2.0 (trialware) to recover. If it is possible with these great apps it will find the HDD or give an option to scan it.
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