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    Adaptors suitable for this type of docking system? I've emailed scan.co.uk and they don't do anything suitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gloriousglenn View Post
    Now....I have more IDE drives laying around than I do SATA....Is there an easy way of converting IDE to SATA so that they can be used in this dock?
    Despite the fact that this guy seems to think IDE docks exist, I'm having a job finding anything that looks that simple to use. The nearest thing I could find was a range of products from IcyDock that don't seem as quick to use (too close to enclosures), and will only do 3.5" or 2.5". Guess I'll stick to my cable until such time as it's predominantly SATA that I have to deal with .

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    Just seen this, it has an adaptot that allows quite a few connections sata, ata etc. Could be usefull having them all in one place.

    Serial ATA to USB 2.0 Cable Adapter

    Anyone know what would be best to use if I wanted to fit a SATA drive in my PC that only has ATA\ide drives in. Don't want to use an external drive as above so would consider extra card or adaptor. Seen a few after searching the web but just after others suggestions.
    Last edited by TechSupp; 21st October 2008 at 11:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    This item should do what you require for IDE:

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    Although IDE isn't hot-swap, the USB part of it is.

    So long as you go through the right procedure when you've finished, you can just unplug the USB and disconnect the power.
    i have just got one of these as well as the SATA Dock.....used it once so far and it looks like a great bit of kit.

    Cheers Gibbo

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    I use these personally, it does SATA and IDE, OK its not a dock, but it works fine for me. Takes both 2.5 and 3.5" IDE and SATA

    UNBRANDED|PSG02625|CONVERTOR, SATA/IDE TO USB 2.0 | CPC

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    Yep I was looking at these the other week, Wont be getting one now till next budget, I'm also intested in an IDE dock if any one seen any?

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    Alas they seem to love SATA, but not PATA:

    Drives - Flash/Hard/Floppy/CD/DVD | CPC

    I'll keep my eyes on the weekly sales catalogues, maybe they're not listed yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEO View Post
    Yep I was looking at these the other week, Wont be getting one now till next budget, I'm also intested in an IDE dock if any one seen any?
    Ebuyer have this :

    Plexus Hard Drive Black Plastic IDE Removeable Tray Caddy with Lock - Ebuyer

    which isn't quite the same thing but darn close for IDE/PATA. It takes up a 5.25 inch slot on pc. basically a CD drive slot. connects internally, then the tray itself on the inside has an old school Parallel / Centronix connector like on the back of old printers. so you can swap the tray out and put in another one. Not hot swap, but easy enough anyway.

    I don't think you can buy spare trays, but we ended up buying lots of these units and then discarding the mount units. Pre loading the trays with IDE HDDs and then using the array of trays for backups that can be easily taken home. the one left in the unit can be locked in too. works pretty good for only £4.

    Ebuyer also have the SATA dock as mentioned previously like at maplins however just a basic one for around £20. no thrills or card reader, but does the job.

    Hope that helps someone...



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