Thread: IDE to USB
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Old 15-07-2015, 16:03   #3
Originally Posted by Sweey View Post
The IDE drive will need power which is why the second one has a power adapter - an adapter that is for IDE drives only and not SATA drives. The first one mentions botrh 44-pin and 40-pin IDE connectors. The second one appears to be 40-pin only which should be fine for a 3.5" HDD.
That was my idea as well. So why would someone sell the first one?

I'll check in a moment if the HDD is indeed 3.5'', I'm almost sure it is but better be safe than sorry. I'll update as necessary.

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