External enclosure for 5-1/4 drive...
dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Sat Apr 8 19:43:09 CDT 2006
der Mouse wrote:
>>> Is there a way to connect a 5-1/4 drive to a regular PC via USB? Is
>>> there a commercial product available?
>> Yes, if you work up the circuit design yourself. I don't think
>> there's a commercial product out there--if there is, I'd like to know
>> about it.
> Surely this depends on what the 5¼" drive's interface is? I'm sure
> I've seen ads for interface boxes for IDE, and probably SCSI, that
> would require at most a transplant of the adapter into a 5¼" case, if
> the drive you want to use has the matching interface.
Exactly. I have a USB<->IDE i/f here that I use for machines
that *don't* have SCSI adapters (in which case, I just use
an external SCSI drive)
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