IDE gadgets for your toolbox


Just found these at WiredCo. (No, I don't work for them, I'm just a fan.) First off, this puppy will plug into a USB port and give you a SATA, or eSATA, connection... no need to cart around even a small enclosure when you need to get data off someone's drive --

USB SATA bridge at WiredCo

But if anything this is even more nifty, for inside the case -- it will plug into either a parallel IDE drive's plug, or into the motherboard's IDE plug... and give you a SATA connection either way. So you can plug a SATA drive into an IDE motherboard, or an IDE drive into a SATA-equipped motherboard:

Two more magic gadgets I'll have in my bag of tricks...