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    IDE to USB converter
    I plan on buying an IDE to USB converter so I can use my throwaround internal hard drives. Has anyone experience with these? My question is, how does one power up the drives when they are connected to the comp? Thanks a lot.


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    Oct 22, 2007
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    toy will still need a power cord in to the ids drive, you are better off with an external usb2 ATA enclosure

    They should be quite cheap and will make the power connection easier

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