Internal Drive as an External

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ghking, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. ghking macrumors regular

    ghking

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    Hello
    I know this is probably a ridiculous question but I have like 5 old internal hard drives laying around and i was wondering if there was any sort of way to make them into external drives. Like solder a USB cable to em.
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Buy an external case, USB or Firewire (or both). The drives are probably IDE, so make sure the case matches. Check OWC or NewEgg - there are many choices.
     
  3. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

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    im thinkin more like a homemade IDE to USB cable. Possible?
     
  4. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Homemade, no, but cases and adapters are cheap, you should be able to get a USB IDE adapter for $20.
     
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  6. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

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    true true. didnt see them that cheap when i looked so thanks for the link ill look into it
    thanks
     
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