So, a few months back I pulled my Toshiba 1TB Hard drive out of my Asus 551y laptop because I was having the "restart/boot loop" issue with it, and I was told that I'd have to wipe the hard drive clean in order to use it again. I want to transfer the files on the hard drive to another portable storage device.
I have an older HP Pavilion G series laptop I'm using to connect the Toshiba as an external hard drive using an Vantec IDE/Sata To USB 3.0 Converter - I'm pretty sure I hooked up everything correctly. The problem I'm having here - as the title suggests - is that it displays as Local Disk G in My Computer with no further information. The first time I hooked it up I got a no read/corrupted error, but that no longer happens as when I click it just freezes and I have to do a CTRL + ALT + Delete on the subsequent folder.
I also went to Disk Management, tried EaseUS Data Recovery, and CMD (user and administrator) running a chkdsk query but once the external hard drive is turned on all of the above either freeze up or hang. It's only after I turn off the external hard drive do the above work as intended. Any help would be appreciated.