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    Is this possible ... at all. To read an IDE drive on a SATA machine? The original computer has died, but I need to recover software and data from the C: drive.

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    An easy way would be to buy a USB enclosure for the IDE drive. Then just plug it in.

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    A USB enclosure. Why didn't I think of that? Thanks.

    Now to find one.

    Al

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    Something like this might be useful for now and the future ....
    USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

    Might find them cheaper at buy.com or newegg.com

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely keep that one in mind.

    I did happen to have a USB enclosure. I had forgotten that it was holding an IDE drive for backup purposes. It worked great.

    Thanks everyone. You saved my life. For the moment.

    Al

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