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    Too many HD's around here.... what to do ?

    Over the last couple years, I'm getting a collection of old IDE's, SCSI drives and wonder if I should put them back into use...... no bus ports for either.
    I would have to adapt them as none of the newer MB's have these BUS port's and might not be worth it.

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    You could buy docking stations for Sata and IDE drives that connect via USB or Esata. Then could use them for extra storage etc.

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    I use a handy connector kit from Granite that allows me to plugin PATA & SATA drives via USB no fuss no muss. I use them for my Image backups.
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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    Where is this Granite place R-geek ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    Where is this Granite place R-geek ?
    Jag,

    You'll find it here. Argh! I bought the 2 unit kit a couple of years ago at $99. Now it's down to $79.
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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    Thanks RetiredGeek;

    Got it and a battery Maintainer for my drag truck :-)

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    I may be too late but you can get a USB to SATA/IDE adapter kit from Microcenter for $13:
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0285941

    Supports both 2.5" and 3.5 " hard drives. I use one to back up hard drives on unbootable systems I work on.

    Jerry

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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    I have some old scuzzy drives (costly to buy), are they just paper-weight's now ?

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    Jag,

    Try this in Google: scsi usb cable
    Plenty of options.
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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    Found it and thanks R_Geek.

    Geeez, these scuzzy adapter cable prices are crazy.
    Last edited by Jagworld; 2011-11-18 at 21:47.

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