Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:42 PM
My old desktop system finally bit the bullet with a motherboard failure, but the two internal EIDE hard drives are fine.
I replaced it with a new laptop. Now I need some files from those two hard drives, but of course there is no way to put a full-sized hard drive into a laptop. I've looked for an EIDE to USB solution but can't find one.
I used to be an IT tech before I retired in 2007. Back when I was working, we had a cable. At one end was a 120v 3-prong AC plug and a transformer block. On the other end was an EIDE connector and an two internal device power connectors (4-prong block and 4-contact mini). Coming out of the back of the EIDE connector was a short USB cable. We used it to destroy data on old hard drives before scrapping obsolete computers but it would be ideal for my needs now. I have no idea where we got it. Maybe some other tech made it himself. I don't know.
I have tried finding a shell to turn internal hard drives into external hard drives. I've found full-sized SATA-to-USB and 3" SATA-to-USB and 3" EIDE-to-USB, but I cannot find a full-sized EIDE-to-USB solution.
Does anyone know of a solution to my dilemma?