USB 2.0 to IDE Converter Questions

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by negativefactor, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. negativefactor

    negativefactor ..of the vast oceans.

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    The motherboard in my PC recently died leaving me using my tablet PC. I want to be able to retrieve the data from my old HDD (previously in my PC) but obviously I can not connect it directly to my tablet. I am considering purchasing a USB to IDE converter so I can pull the data from my old hard drive but I have a few questions I need answering first. My old hard disk drive has partitions on it, 4 of them in fact, can the USB to IDE converter handle partitions? Will the drive be seen as an actual hard disk or will it appear as a mass-storage device?

    Hope someone can help me!
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Get an external drive enclosure. It does USB to IDD, partitions do not matter. It's just like it was plugged into the PC.

    Cheapest I've found (I have one) is the Bytecc 5.25 inch for $25.
     
  3. negativefactor

    negativefactor ..of the vast oceans.

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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