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IDE to USB adapter Answered

all i need is a picture of how its put together. an IDE to USB 2.0 adapter one that i could use for my 250gb IDE hard drive as an external. i have seen them pre made. Easy Ide, google it.



I am guessing you want a literal "picture of how it [is] put together". Two such pictures are attached.

First there are some little plastic guide rails you attach with screws to sides of the drive. These rails fit into little grooves that run the length of the metal enclosure. Then you plug the hard drive's IDE port, and power connector, into one side of the adapter. These connections are hidden inside the enclosure when it is closed. On the other side of the adapter are connections for USB and an external power adapter, that came with the drive enclosure.

Some links to retailers who sell such enclosures:




i want a picture of how the wires are connected inside of it, people need to know what it looks like and i dont feel like taking 20 minutes to upload a picture on this slow *** connection

when i say "Easy ide, google it" i mean as if you dont get what im talking about, then google it

Why didn't you do so yourself, instead of being snotty to the rest of us? If you're too lazy to do your own research, or even to try to explain yourself clearly, that's your problem, not ours.

It's not a trivial thing for a hobbyist to put together. This isn't just wiring, it's a matter of managing the USB protocol and handling the IDE control signals... which generally means a small microcontroller, appropriately programmed.

Buying premade may be cheaper.

Now I'm really confused - what do you mean by "google it."?


I'd go one step further than Nachomamaq and say that if you want help, it's incumbent on you to not only "google it" yourself, but to post the relevant information AND the link.

I get a bit annoyed by people who post questions and expect me to click on inks I cannot apriori know are safe to click.

I get even more annoyed by people who expect me to google information for their question. International management student by any chance?

> google it
. When asking for help, you will get many more and much better responses if you Google it and provide the link(s).