First, the HD works perfectly fine on my win8 64bit with the original enclosure (USB2.0)
Because USB2.0 is very slow. I opened the enclosure and directly connected it (a WD Green HD WD30EZRX) to desktop tower through SATA. Win8 doesn’t recognize this HD. It says the HD needs format. I can’t do this since I have some data on it.
Then I put the HD back to the enclosure and connect through USB, it works great.
I doubt there’s something magical with the small SATA-USB adapter board.
Any hints that I can use the HD directly with my desktop?