Introduction: Turn 2.5" Ata Hard Drive to PC

this is tutorial video to turn 2.5" ata hD to PC. sorry for language.


Bi11 (author)2013-05-05

Having traveled as an Engineer for a computer company, way back in the days of main-frames when micro-processors were cute 8 bit toys, I find this a creative solution for when there isn't a computer supply store within a thousand miles and a bootable disk drive is needed right NOW. Carry on, Dude; a first class job of "Artificer-ing". Sometimes ya gotta make do with "make do" solutions. Mr Bi11 (retired FE)

francisdsa (author)2012-02-10

i think the title should be convert a 2.5-inch PATA HDD connection into standard PATA connection for regular motherboards or something like that. secondly, it is cheaper to buy a converter for the drive and use it rather than do soldering and spoil the hard drive's connector. lastly, converting a PATA 2.5-inch hdd into USB can cost as little as 4 $. the kit is sheaper than this pain. Sorry dude, i dont buy this trick.

Awesome-aniac (author)francisdsa2012-02-11

Agreed on the title thing, "Turn 2.5" ata hard drive to PC" really doesn't make any sense.

MikB (author)francisdsa2012-02-11

Looking at the "wiring horror" in the thumbnail for this instructable, I'd be amazed if it worked, ATA wiring is not very tolerant to a rats-nest of green wire like that :)

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