> Try amazon and search for "SATA to IDE adapter" - would that do the
Possibly not. I'm not very interested in an internal(-ish)
mounting for the drive. A (robust?) external mounding, so
I can (later) use it as a removeable (read: off-site and/or
secured) backup medium sounds much better.
Also, and I probably should have mentioned this, I've got a
brand-new, as in still shrink-wrapped, identical 2nd 250GB
PATA HDD, increasing my interest in an approach which could
double as a removable secured robust backup.
> I got a [ NEON dual docking station from MemoryC ]
> recently and have not had any issues.
Yes, that unit (and site) did catch my attention before I
posted. My concern with the unit is some reviews I found
suggested the build-quality is poor. What's your opinion?
In addition, it may be overkill, supporting SATA plus a
variety of memory cards as well as PATA. Nice points are
it supports both 2.5" and 3.5" drives (and it may be made
in Ireland (not sure!)); and, being a docking station, it
_should_ be very easy to just pop in the “other” PATA HDD
(useful for various backup strategies).
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