usb universal drive adaptor
mikemcginn at mcginnweb.net
Mon Feb 1 20:32:02 UTC 2010
On Monday 01 February 2010 15:26:09 Steve wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 20:16:39 -0000, Linda <haniganwork at earthlink.net>
> > Steve wrote:
> >> On Mon, 01 Feb 2010 19:59:37 -0000, Linda <haniganwork at earthlink.net>
> >> wrote:
> >>> Just wondering has anyone used a USB universal drive adaptor to
> >>> retrieve
> >>> info from an old hard drive with Ubuntu? Mac and windows are listed but
> >>> nothing on Linux in the specs. If it works it looks like a handy tool
> >>> to
> >>> have around so you don't have to mess with opening up a good computer
> >>> to
> >>> read the drive from a failed computer.
> >>> Thanks
> >>> Linda
> >> USB universal drive adaptor ?
> >> Like this http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=185760&partner=froogle
> >> Ubuntu just sees it as an USB drive - very useful device indeed.
> > Thanks that was exactly what I was asking about!
> If you get one donât let friends see it. They wander off with it, to see
> if they can rescue their photos of the kids on 'that old drive that
> crashed' :)
I actually have one of those and have used it. It has a power supply for the
drive and an adapter that goes from the IDE drive connector to a USB port. My
Kubuntu system has recognized this for years and mounts the drive as if it
were a USB drive. If the drive does not mount it is too trashed to read. I
saved all my son's data with this when his Windows system crashed about a year
ago. Handy little device.
Mike McGinn FACOCM
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