Just wondering if anyone has used this adaptor and it's been successful, it's to convert a 44pin IDE Laptop Hard Drive so that it can be used on a 40pin desktop PC.

I'm not sure what to expect, whether my bios can detect this sort of drive or whether I have to manually set drive parameters. So far auto-detect hasn't worked, I just have to search and see if I can find the drive parameters.

The hard drive maybe faulty, which is what I'm trying to determine. I know the cable is connected correctly because the drive has power and spins. I currently lent my laptop out to my girlfriend while she's down south so I couldn't test it in there, which is why I bought this adapter to try.

Thanks in advance,