Hi, I have a Dell Dimension 8100 which recently died of a failed motherboard. It has two optical drives, a floppy, and a zip. (And yes, I still sometimes find I need to access data off an old floppy or zip.) I would like to salvage these media drives for use with my Toshiba laptop. I know I can buy external enclosures for the drives, but with four of them, the cost will begin to add up. (Plus I don't even know if enclosures for internal floppies and zips exist.) I was wondering if it would be possible to connect the laptop directly to the dead Dell and access the drives. Although the motherboard is no good, the power supply seems to be fine. Basically the old Dell would be functioning as large, powered enclosure for multiple drives. If so, how would I go about it? (I already have an Ativa data transfer USB cable, if that helps.) Thanks, H.