I have a bunch of old hard drives, PATA/ATA/SATA, etc (Win98 and up) and want to be able to connect, see what's on the drives, transfer files from some and a couple more recent ones for backup storage. Not really wanting an enclosure. I like these types of connections listed on Amazon but they have lots of comments about bad power units:
I have one. Works great to get the data off the old drives.
02-28-12, 11:24 AM
Are those docking stations universal, fitting all drives from PATA to EIDE or would adapters be needed? I tried one, a Black Widow docking station if I recall, and not all drives would fit and there were no instructions so back it went.
02-28-12, 11:27 AM
The Thermaltake is only SATA.
There are barebone USB devices that connect to IDE and SATA drives.