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USB 2.0 to SATA?

By zag1402
Apr 17, 2011
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  1. Hi all just a quick one
    i have a wd external and want to hook it up to my data compass the drive has a usb2.0 psb
    so is there and adaptor or trick i can use
     
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    No trick required just remove the drive from the enclosure then connect it to the Data Compass.
     
  3. zag1402

    zag1402 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    ok so how do i connect it i dont have a usb to ide or sata
    the hdd is usb not sata or ide ?????
     
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    May be I am missing something, but if you remove the drive from the enclosure (take it out of the external box) you should find it has a standard IDE or SATA connection on it, just like any internal hard drive.
     
  5. zag1402

    zag1402 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    i have it out the external box and it has usb connection not ide or sata ??
     
  6. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    What is the make and model number written on the drive?

    There may be an adapter fixed onto it. Can you upload a picture of it?
     


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