Found an OLD "Quantum" 2.5GB (yes you read that right ) IDE drive laying around the house. Dates back to 1995/97 or so.. Here's the thing, I don't have any enclosures that support IDE drives, only SATA. In addition, the "jumpers" that usually come with a IDE drives aren't present. It's just the drive I have. So, my question is. I know that these IDE drives use these so called "jumpers" for setting them slave/master, etc. Problem is, I don't have a darn clue how important that is. If I were to hook up my IDE drive I'd simply buy an IDE to USB enclosure, hook the IDE plug up to the drive, power it up and off i'd go. Are these jumper settings really that important if I just wanna use this drive as an external to take a peep into? I wanna be able to take a look into this ancient metallic contraption Any tips on how to do this? Also is there any risk of infecting a mac with using one of these things? I have no idea if this drive is infected (spyware, viruses).