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    2.5" ide converter ?

    Im pretty much kitted out now to cover any job that i get asked to do, however today when fixing an old dell laptop with a 2.5" ide drive i realised i had no way of connecting it to my pc for backup.

    Any idea where i can get a convertor from ? For sata drives i use the PCB out of an old icy box external caddy lol.


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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    I use one of these at work http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Shark...ATA-525-drives
    although mine is StarTech brand, you just pop sata drives in the top or pull off the rubber cover and plug in the standard 3.5" IDE ribbon cable and power lead or the combined 2.5" PATA ribbon cable&power lead.

    You can get a PATA to IDE ribbon & molex cable seperately so you can just plug it into a normal IDE slot on a motherboard.

    Here we go.

    PATA to IDE&power adaptor http://www.ebuyer.com/product/123998


    This is the startech dock I got for work http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180460
    so handy that I no longer have to dig around inside my pc at work every time I need to back up or recover data off hard drives.

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I use one of these at work http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Shark...ATA-525-drives
    although mine is StarTech brand, you just pop sata drives in the top or pull off the rubber cover and plug in the standard 3.5" IDE ribbon cable and power lead or the combined 2.5" PATA ribbon cable&power lead.

    You can get a PATA to IDE ribbon & molex cable seperately so you can just plug it into a normal IDE slot on a motherboard.

    Here we go.

    PATA to IDE&power adaptor http://www.ebuyer.com/product/123998


    This is the startech dock I got for work http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180460
    so handy that I no longer have to dig around inside my pc at work every time I need to back up or recover data off hard drives.
    Does it come with any cables ? 2.5" ide cable would be handy..

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    I have one of those Quickports as well - very useful gadget!

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidM View Post
    I have one of those Quickports as well - very useful gadget!
    Which one you have david ?

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    Quote Originally Posted by modd1uk View Post
    when fixing an old dell laptop with a 2.5" ide drive i realised i had no way of connecting it to my pc for backup.
    I just use a little adaptor that plugs into the 2.5" drive and I can plug a molex power plug and a PATA cable into it. It cost about £2 from Ebay.

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    The StarTech one I have did come with a cable, basically it's a short length of ribbon cable with a PATA (2.5" IDE drive connector) on one end with a normal IDE connector on the other and molex power connector
    Like the simple adaptor I linked to but with a length of ribbon cable between the two ends.

    The big advantage of thoes quick ports is that it sits on your desk, works via USB, so you don't need to go digging around inside your pc to plug stuff in and it's al hot swappable so no need to turn you pc off to switch drives.

    Google image search

    Type with cable


    Type without cable (note you still plug in a normal ide ribbon cable into the adaptor to plug the drive in)

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    The one I have is different to both of those !


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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    The StarTech one I have did come with a cable, basically it's a short length of ribbon cable with a PATA (2.5" IDE drive connector) on one end with a normal IDE connector on the other and molex power connector
    Like the simple adaptor I linked to but with a length of ribbon cable between the two ends.

    The big advantage of thoes quick ports is that it sits on your desk, works via USB, so you don't need to go digging around inside your pc to plug stuff in and it's al hot swappable so no need to turn you pc off to switch drives.

    Google image search

    Type with cable


    Type without cable (note you still plug in a normal ide ribbon cable into the adaptor to plug the drive in)
    If thats the case you would still need to drag a molex out of the system, even if using the quickport..?

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    I bought one of these off the classifieds



    http://www.sharkoon.com/html/produkt.../index_en.html

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    Quote Originally Posted by modd1uk View Post
    If thats the case you would still need to drag a molex out of the system, even if using the quickport..?
    No because the quick port comes with a short IDE and power cable
    Pic from scan

    The quickport does not run purely off the USB power it needs a seperate power adaptor

    From the Sharkoon website (for the one scan sells)
    http://www.sharkoon.com/html/produkt...x_en.html?id=9
    Package content:
    • QuickPort Combo
    • Power adapter
    • USB cable • IDE cable
    for 3.5" devices
    IDE cable for 2.5" HDDs
    • Power cable
    • Manual flyer

    Yes you still need to turn off the Quickport, plug the IDE cable into the front and turn it back on again.
    But that's a heck of a lot less messing around than turning off you pc, opening it up, plugging in the IDE cable, turning it on, going into the BIOS to make sure it doesn't try to boot off the newly installed hard drive . . . etc

    If you regularly need to get data off diferent types of hard drive these boxes are an absolute god send.

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    I have a Kama Connect at work and can't recommend it highly enough, tbh...

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    Is there any of these IDE and S-ATA to USB devices that have an internal power transformer?

    Can understand the Kama Connect doesn't, but the more bulker quick port style would benefit from one less item to carry around

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    Re: 2.5" ide converter ?

    I haven't seen any. There is a good reason for this too; with an internal power supply, each product in the range needs to go through the electrical safety certification and testing. With external supplies, only the supply needs testing so you can use that on as many different models as you like without re-testing anything. Add to that they will usually out source the supply production.

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