Morgan Jones on 8 Dec 2010 07:45:22 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] External drive casing for EIDE HD


As far as I know EIDE is dead--everything I've seen in the last few years is SATA.. I'm hardly a PC expert.

Though if I bought a new PC and I had an operational 300gb drive from an old PC I'd just buy an IDE controller and put it in the new machine.  Does your machine have a PCI slot? (am I dating myself?)  If it does newegg has a few IDE controllers for not much money:

Actually, here's one that visually seems to support IDE, though it's no where in the specs:


On Dec 8, 2010, at 10:28 AM, Adam Zion wrote:

> I just got my first new PC- as in one I purchased new, rather than
> inherited or assembled from spare parts- in 15 years. It's a
> linux-specific box from System76. It's quite nice, but I failed to
> understand that it is SATA-only, without any EIDE ports whatsoever. I
> have already ordered a SATA DVD/RW drive, but I need an external USB
> drive casing to reuse the 300 GB drive from my old PC. Does anybody
> have an EIDE-compatible drive housing I could use, or recommendations
> for a model to buy?
> Many thanks,
> -Z
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> Adam+Zion, MCSE+I, Registered Linux User #471910
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