Would this work (IDE--->USB)?

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Would this work (IDE--->USB)?

Post by jaredfogle » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:58 pm

I've got an old external CD burner lying around and I'm wondering if I can swap the CD burner with a hard drive.

Or rather, I'm wondering if I'll be able to mount the drive afterwards.

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Re: Would this work (IDE--->USB)?

Post by MKE » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:31 pm

You should be able to. 99% of external drives (cd or hdd) are just standard equipment in an external enclosure w/ a usb->ide converter inside.

So, you shouldnt have a problem taking the cd drive out and putting it in a computer. But, as for putting an hdd in the enclosure, unless you have a 3 1/2 to 5 1/4 adapter tray or something, you probably will have mounting issues.
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Re: Would this work (IDE--->USB)?

Post by donnonotin » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:16 am

And if there are mounting issues then you best bet would be to go buy a cheap external enclosure. I've got a DYNEX USB 2.0 one for $15.
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Re: Would this work (IDE--->USB)?

Post by jaredfogle » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:45 pm

Thanks. I'll see what happens when I try it and I'll get an external enclosure if need be.
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