Use IDE drive in SATA removable rack possible?

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Does anyone know if it is possible to put an IDE hard drive into an SATA
removable drive rack using one of those IDE to SATA converter plugs? Is
there enough room in the rack to do this? Can it still work as a removable
drive? Are there any technical issues with trying to do this? Would this
be stable and reliable?

Thanks!

Mark Huebner
Raleigh, NC
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    Previously Mark <news1@intelligentsoftwaresystems.com> wrote:
    > Does anyone know if it is possible to put an IDE hard drive into an SATA
    > removable drive rack using one of those IDE to SATA converter plugs? Is
    > there enough room in the rack to do this?

    In the ones I have seen, no.

    > Can it still work as a removable drive?

    Should be possible. Whether _hot_-plugging works depends on OS and
    SATA-Controller.

    > Are there any technical issues with trying to do this? Would this
    > be stable and reliable?

    There is currently some discussion about the reliability of SATA
    in general in this group. Some of the converters are problematic or
    work only with some HDDs.

    Arno
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