Step 1: Parts List
*Old IDE Zip drive.
*USB thumb drive/s
*small regular screwdriver
Step 2: Opening The Zip Drive.
With a small regular screwdriver pry up the 4 tabs on the top of the drive. They hold the plastic sides tight against the sides of the metal top piece. Press in on the sides of the drive and lift off the top.
Step 3: Remove the Drive Hardware.
Slide the drive carriage back until it stops and lift out.
Yank out the wires.
Step 4: Preparing the Hub.
To move the cable guard slide it off the cable and put a tiny drop of water on the cable and slide the guard to a position more to your liking.
Step 5: Praparing the Faceplate.
Cut a notch in the disk flap to match your cord. In this case 3/16th wide and 1/4th inches deep was the magic dimension.
Lift the flap and gently force the usb plug thro the opening.
Step 6: BAG IT!: Insulating the Hub Leads
Step 7: Reassembly
Slide the bag with hub into the drive and secure the faceplate.
Bend down the metal tabs and Viola!