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From another good answer: "Connecting it to a PC where you can manually set the drive parameters in BIOS is the fastest solution." Hint for finding such a PC: The facilities to manually set such parameters in the BIOS setup will often be present in mainboards that are equipped with ISA/EISA slots. Such boards still physically supported some ancient ISA/EISA ...


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@Justme has covered the topic of drive detection, but since the question is requesting "next steps" for data recovery I'd like to speak to reading the data once your hardware is able to "see" the drive. As you have access to Linux, I highly recommend using GNU ddrescue for reading the disk especially given its age. ddrescue will create an image of the ...


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The hard drive is so old that it pre-dates the era of auto-detecting the drive parameters. If the USB adapter cannot determine the correct drive parameters automatically then there is no way to force the parameters. Connecting it to a PC where you can manually set the drive parameters in BIOS is the fastest solution. The standard drive parameters should be ...


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