So, I'm trying to help out a lady who has broken the USB connector off her portable hard drive. I've exhumed the drive from its casing and removed the USB/SATA interface, and determined that it's a stock standard SATA drive (1Tb capacity). I have at least TWO hard drive docks, which SHOULD allow me to plug the drive in and at least read the contents on my computer (and copy them off so she doesn't lose them.) NEITHER of them work. I plug them in (Windows 7 Professional, i3 computer on a plain vanilla Gigabyte motherboard, USB 2 and USB 3 ports available), Windows tells me they are there, shows me a USBtoSATA bridge, but will NOT bring up the drive as an icon in "Computer". I tried three other drives (two SATA and one old IDE) on this dock and my other one, same result :? :?. What am I doing wrong; if I plug in a USB stick, it comes up straight away. Why doesn't this work when I'm sure it used to (which is why I offered to help in the first place)???