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Old 07-21-2005, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should I use IDE to USB 2.0 converters?

I have 2 extra hard drives and an extra CD-ROM drive that I want to attach to my computer, but I don't want to void my warrenty by putting them in my computer. Should I buy 3 IDE to USB 2.0 converters and connect them that way? Also, somebody told me that I would only be able to attach one external hard drive in that manner, is that true?

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Old 07-21-2005, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As far as the warranty thing is concerned, thats all up to you.

I have one old IDE Seagate Barracuda in an Adaptec USB2.0 enclosure and it works fine. You could (I am fairly sure) connect more than one in this manner.

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Old 07-21-2005, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you buy a multiple port USB hub the number is limited only by the inputs on the hub or attached hubs...very similar to SCSI daisy chains and fiberwire servers!
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