I have a USB double ended cable . It is caled a detto intellicord. It has a warning about not connecting it until the software says to but although I have the software, the cd code is not posted on the cd but in a little manual that I can't find. Does anyone know if the software is actually a necessity. I have a notebook with a non working a drive and I would like to see if I can boot it using this cable. Or does anyone one know of generic or freeware download for such a cable. Both ends are the same. They plug into a usb port.