[GLLUG] USB drive caddy?
al at pectw.net
Tue Jul 26 01:32:39 UTC 2016
On 25/07/2016 18:18, Sharon Kimble via GLLUG wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a USB drive caddy that can read primarily IDE
> drives, and a couple of SATA drives please? It must be able to be
> recognised by Debian 8, and able to read the IDE drives.
I have both these on hand (and amazon have both in stock):
Both can handle 2.5in and 3.5in IDE drives.
I recommend the latter as it has longer leads, a more robust
construction and an on/off switch. However for every-now-and-again use
either will do.
I also just tested both against my copy of Debian 8.5 with an (IDE) 15Gb
Quantum Fireball lct 15 which Wikipedia dates to mid-2000 onwards. Both
happily read the stored (ext3) data with no problem.
1. Both these are adapters not caddies
2. When used as external drives, IDE (later EIDE, more latterly as PATA)
drives should have their jumpers set to 'Master': my experience is that
'Slave' and 'Cable-select' drives ignored the adapter (and this might be
why your maplins device couldn't seem to see it.)
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