How much storage do the drives offer? This will help to determine if they are worth the purchase.
40 gigs. Im thinking about buying them and putting my youtube videos on them after im done recording, that way if i ever need to access them I can just plug in the drive, and it won't clutter my main drive.
Well the price is cheap, but old 40 gigabyte drives are going to be rather slow(Like I can say much when i still have an old 60gigabyte IDE laptop drive in a case ). PRM(gave a huge boost in density) was not out and drive density was VERY low.
For storage it should be ok. Get your self a USB -> IDE adapter and use that then you never have to install them into the system to get files off. Remember again. Set master to use any adapters.
$10-15 per adapter, plus $2 per drive, is $12-$17 per 40GB, get 4 of them going and you could have bought a cheap 500-750GB.
Those adapters are flaky too, picky on the type of drive, type of motherboard, half won't boot off the drive, and as stated, those drives are going to be slow, regardless of being new or not. it's not worth it IMO.