Convert or Scrap IDE? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital External Hard Drive Storage Last response: March 6, 2010 1:09 AM in Storage Share VidusDvD March 5, 2010 4:29:12 PM I have two HDD that I'm not using and wonder if it would be worth my while to convert them to external HDD. If so any decently priced kits out there? WD IDE 120GB 7200 rpm WD IDE 250GB 7200 rpm Thanks. More about : convert scrap ide treefrog07 a b G Storage March 5, 2010 11:42:12 PM I've been using 2 of these on WD40 GB and a WD250 GB for 3 years. The firewire gave up the ghost, but USB always works. You might want to shop around for price, but IDE interfaces are becoming rare. m 0 l steve9207 a b G Storage March 6, 2010 1:09:55 AM I've used one of these before: Eagle Technologies Consus 3.5" IDE/SATA to USB Drive Enclosure. It's also a good choice, IMO, because should those drives ever die, these are also SATA compatible so you can use them with newer drives too. Steve m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHELP - Need To Convert From IDE to AHCI Mode on SSD & HDDs Forum SolvedConvert IDE drive to AHCI... Lose data? Forum Convert from AHCI to IDE by editing file manually? Forum SolvedIDE to sata converter not working Forum SolvedHelp with IDE disc drive with sata converter Forum Convert E-IDE to USB Forum SolvedConverting IDE to SATA Forum Convert SATA IDE to AHCI on Vista? Forum Can I convert external IDE/USB drive to eSATA? Forum How to Convert IDE Install to AHCI? Forum SolvedPCI to IDE card is better or IDE to SATA converter better Forum SolvedNew f2a85V-pro, PATA CD with IDE-to_SATA converter; system doesn't see CD Forum SolvedXP diffictulty with converting IDE to AHCI. Wanting to install new SSD. Totally stuck. Forum SolvedIDE to SATA converter problem Forum SolvedHard Drive only spins after connecting ide-sata converter Forum Solvedide to sata or usb converter Forum SolvedConverting a IDE Drive to SATA Drive Forum SolvedIDE to SATA converters for laptops Forum IDE to sata converter not working Forum SolvedIs there a device that converts two ide devices with one ribbon into SATA Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !