[CQ-Contest] Off-Topic e-mail question

Jon Kåre Hellan hellan at acm.org
Sun Oct 21 06:03:36 EDT 2012

On 10/20/2012 11:45 PM, Tom W8JI wrote:
>> Or you could buy one of these enclosures:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182142&name=External-Enclosures
>> Install your old drive in the enclosure and connect it to the new
>> computer via USB cable. This method allows you to get ALL the data
>> from your old drive, and also lets you use the old drive to back up
>> data from all of the computers in your house.
> That is exactly what I have for my old drives. They work great.

Alternatively, an IDE/SATA to USB adapter. This one came up first when I 
searched amazon:


The advantage is that the disk doesn't have to fit in the enclosure. 
Will handle disks from laptops and desktops, old (IDE) and new (SATA).

I use one of those whenever I move from one computer into a new one.


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