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Connecting PC IDE drive to Laptop

By Neopopulas
May 13, 2009
  1. I am looking for a - fairly easy - way to connect a normal (internal) PC IDE drive to a laptop. Often times i'm around doing diagnostics on PC harddrives and it becomes a real pain to swap them out into PCs over and over again. I was wondering what is the best - or only - way to connect a PC IDE internal drive to a laptop, if there even is one
     
  2. swwelsh

    swwelsh TS Rookie Posts: 34

    Well, you can get an external usb 2.0 case for the IDE drive, but it sounds like you want to connect them without removing the IDE from the pc. No way I know to do that. I just use a bootable CD with lots of drive diagnostic tools on it (BartPE, UBCD, etc.) when I want to look at a customer's drive.
     
  3. Neopopulas

    Neopopulas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Removing the HD is no problem. In fact, most often the HDD are already out of the case and either loose, or being replaced. usually this happens when a single drive isnt working and has already been replaced or is temporarily not being used. So an external use 2.0 case wouldn't be a bad idea.
     
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