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external USB cases

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neutrino Boy, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Neutrino Boy

    Neutrino Boy Guest

    I am faced with having to connect a standard IDE hard drive to a
    machine from the outside. Can an external USB case be used for
    this purpose? What about the power to the externally
    connected-through USB port IDE hard drive?

    If so, where can I best pick up one of these? Won't bore you with the
    details,but this involves a data recovery attempt from the hard drive
    using a machine I cannot open up, cuz it has the software I need
    for the recovery. Thanks for any useful info.

    IOW, I need to be able to access an IDE hardrive from another machine
    without opening the case.
    Neutrino Boy, Apr 18, 2005
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    DaveW Guest

    You CANNOT access an outboard IDE drive from your computer. You need to buy
    a USB 2.0 harddrive and enclosure of a Firewite model.
    DaveW, Apr 19, 2005
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