Is it possible to use a usb to external hard drive adapter as a port that can be controlled for other things?

Is it possible to use a usb to external hard drive adapter as a port that can be controlled for other things? like you can do with an lpt1 port like https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-music-light-show-lpt-led/ . If this could haappen I could interface it with a program such as Dmx light controller to run a relay bank to run things like a halloween display. Any info would be great.?

orksecurity6 years ago
Not really. But a USB-to-parallel adapter *is* an "lpt port", and is cheaper than the USB-to-hard-drive unit.