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    ata to ide adapter

    I occasionally have the need to recover files from a "crashed" hard drive by installing the bad hard drive as a slave and then accessing the files and documents. I have a system which I use to do this but the connectors are all IDE. What do I need to get to adapt a ATA hard drive so that I can connect it to a IDE connection. I have done a google search but the verbiage gets somewhat confusing.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Re: ata to ide adapter

    trebor,
    Check out Cyberguys website for adapters.

    Go to:ATA SATA
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    Re: ata to ide adapter

    Trebor,

    Bob has a great solution so I hesitate, but ....

    I do the same thing and got tired of opening my "Test" computer all the time. So I use an eternal Hard Drive case with the interface I need for the hard drive.

    Try PriceGrabber for SATA External Enclosures for some solutions. I found a few that were under $20 (USD).

    Granted there will be times when you need the adapter to plug directly into PC MB, but when I am just recovering data from a crashed drive, or re-formatting, the external hard drive enclosure works pretty good for me.
    Scott

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    Re: ata to ide adapter

    An eternal hard disk - now there's a great idea! <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: ata to ide adapter

    I have just ordered the following, saw it demonstarated very impressed. Cannot find it elsewhere on the web

    anywhere computers

    Scroll down to the second last item USB-IDESATA. When I get mine I will be able to place more details. A$43.00

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    Re: ata to ide adapter

    Finally got my adaptor, works great but despite first class packaging no manufacturer. All the front of the box has is SATA/IDE USB2.0 to SATA/IDE it works for 2.5" 3.5" and all CD/DVD. Comes with a small CD-ROM driver disk for Win98

    There is one graphic on the disk which I will attach to this message.
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    Re: ata to ide adapter

    Found a site with a distributor

    http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=457812 at the top of the article is a distributor, I searched on "USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE cable"

    They are listed at http://www.usbgeek.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=0383 for USA friends, the above search gave many results.

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