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    WTD: the borrow of a mini-ide to normal ide or usb cabel

    Hi,

    I'm looking to borrow within a reasonable distance of bath a cable that will allow mini IDE devices to be connected to standard ide/usb/sata connectors.

    Failing that a recommendation of a shop that sells them.

    thanks
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    Does this help?

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...=28724&T=24228

    But picture is wrong

    Or perhaps

    http://www.itx-warehouse.co.uk/Produ...?ProductID=113

    I've used a similar one, and haven't had any problems.

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    do you mean 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" converter as suggested above, or mini IDE as in the connector on the back of laptop optical drives?

    such as this:
    http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...roducts_id=869

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    Funkstar - That was the one I did get, but couldn't find a link.

    I've used the same one to connect a laptop optical drive to a PC.

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