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    External drives

    How many IDE drives in caddies is it safe to run on a PC which is now SATA only? I have 5 old IDE cards that would be otherwise wasted...


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    Re: External drives

    Old IDE drives you mean? As many as you like but you would be better off just getting bigger SATA drives to use internally then big external disks whilst eBay your old ones. Otherwise you'll be spending £15+ per caddy which is really better spent elsewhere.

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    Re: External drives

    To follow on from what lourdes said... look at how cheap a 750GB hdd is now,

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


    Not worth buying 4/5 caddies when the same amount adds up to a single new HDD of such capacity

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    Lightbulb Re: External drives

    Flog the drives on Ebay.
    Or... if they're old, fairly low capacity drives, and not worth much... give them to a local charity group/authority

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