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On 28/02/12 15:39, Michael Jonker wrote:
> I got a nice unit at Maplin here in Limerick.
>> Basically just a USB cable with an adapter head which can go SATA/
> PATA/(2.5" and 3.5") [IDE] with power supply.
>> Not the prettiest (just a bunch of cabels all seperable) - but does a
> proper job. Great for testing drives without having to remove them
> from the enclosure.
>> The official stock name is: 'USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Combo Adapter'
>> The name is misleading - it has the PATA connections as well.
>> I had to insist to Maplin that they had the thing (because a friend of
> mine had got one previous). After they checked their system they found
>>>> On 28/02/12 14:13, Brian Foster wrote:
>>>> The primary PATA/IDE (not SATA) in my dead computer
>> is known to still be Ok, and also known to have not
>> been recently backed-up.... ;-( Hence, I am keen
>> to be able to access it from my new (and undecided)
>> machine, which will almost certainly be using SATA
>> rather than PATA (mostly since PATA is obsolete?).
>>>> An external enclosure (or docking station?), probably
>> connected by USB, seems like a plausible solution.
>> Any recommendations on such a unit, and/or from whom
>> to buy (Irish, French, or at least EU)? Must work
>> with Linux, albeit I rather doubt that's much of an
>>>> I must double-check, but think it's a 3.5" (not 2.5")
>> drive (250GB).
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