Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Powmax EN2535A Kit Deluxe USB 2.0 to IDE Cable The guy at the store sold me the above cables and said it was easy to install to backup my old computer that has no USB port. No instruction came in the box. I'm lost. What do I do?

Posted by on

  • Derek Fuller
    Derek Fuller May 11, 2010

    a usb2.0 to ide cable? ..... for connecting an ide hard drive to a usb port??? ....but then you say you have no usb ports on the computer .... so how exactly are you going to use this cable?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    should be plug and play... plug one end into your external storage drive and the other into the computer ... boot it up and hopefully it will auto detect it.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

I'm going to make a guess on this one, as I'm not familiar with that particular kit, but have done data transferring from computer-to-computer before.

If your cable is USB to IDE, that means that one end will connect to a USB port on your new computer. Since it says "to IDE," I believe you will have to open up your old computer and physically attach the other end of the cable to the hard drive from which you wish to retrieve data. I don't see how "to IDE" can mean anything else, but I could be missing something.

Did the kit come with an installation CD that might contain a user's manual?

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Turn into usb drive


USB 2.0 To SATA IDE 3.5 2.5 Hard Drive with an Adapter Cable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE8t5IGr0e4
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-to-SATA-IDE-2-5-3-5-Hard-Drive-HDD-Adapter-/330612048804?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item4cfa0383a4
USB 2.0 to SATA IDE 2.5 3.5 Hard Drive HDD Adapter Kit

AU $8.09 free postage worldwide
You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit
you will then have to connect it to your computer using a usb port

Aug 13, 2013 | Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKB -...

1 Answer

Wd50000aakb make into a external usb


USB 2.0 To SATA IDE 3.5 2.5 Hard Drive with an Adapter Cable http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE8t5IGr0e4
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/USB-2-0-to-SATA-IDE-2-5-3-5-Hard-Drive-HDD-Adapter-/330612048804?pt=AU_Laptop_Accessories&hash=item4cfa0383a4
USB 2.0 to SATA IDE 2.5 3.5 Hard Drive HDD Adapter Kit

AU $8.10 free postage worldwide
You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit
you will then have to connect it to your computer using a usb port

Aug 13, 2013 | Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKB -...

2 Answers

Can it be used as external hdd


Yes it can be used as an external hdd.

This is the only procedure i know and i hope you'll be satisfied.

Things You'll Need

Screwdriver

1

Locate and purchase an IDE to USB cable conversion kit. Insert the driver CD that came with the kit into your computer's CD drive. Follow the instructions on the installation prompt that will appear on your computer's screen to install the conversion cable driver software.
nhrtz_1.jpg
2

Power off the computer once the driver software has finished installing. Remove the power cable and all of the other cords from their ports on the back side of the computer.
3

Set the entire computer case on its side so that the left side panel is facing upwards. Check the back end of the case to determine if the side panel is locked with two case screws or only a metal latch. Disconnect the panel from the case either by removing the screws or by pulling upwards on the latch.
4
An IDE Cable

Pull the side panel off of the computer case and set it aside. Locate the drive that you want to connect with a USB cable. Remove the screws holding the drive into the drive bay. Disconnect one end of the IDE cable from the motherboard, but leave the other end connected to the back side of the drive itself.
5

Remove the drive from the drive bay with its connected IDE cable and set it outside of the computer case. Set the side panel back onto the case and re-attach the metal latch or case screws. Plug the cables back into the computer ports and power the computer back on.
6

Insert the end of the IDE cable that used to be connected to the motherboard into the IDE port on the conversion cable. Plug the male USB end at the other side of the conversion cable into any open USB port on your computer.

Have a nice day friend and i hope this would satisfy your needs.

Aug 20, 2011 | Samsung (SP0411N) 40 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

I would like to change the password on my flash drive. Is there an easy way to do this? Thank you.


http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.
Data Recovery/Data Backup: Supports Logical scan and Raw scan, Supports NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 file sytem, Supports IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives.

Data Recovery - Recover your lost data
Available in Live CD to run offline
Recover accidentally deleted files in your hard drive
Recover data from RAW Drive(partition table or file system is damaged)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, "
USB Memory Drives"

Drive Dumper - Backup your hard drive
Available in Live CD to run offline
Available to run on Windows
Support Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 (Windows Editition)
For data rescue, backup, migration, or computer forensics etc.
Transfer important important data from damaged Drive(partition table or file system is damaged, has lots of bad data blocks)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards
, "USB Memory Drives"

Windows Password Cleaner
Available in Live CD to run offline
This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows system.
You do not need to know the old password to blank the password.
Support Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives

Hope this helps

May 23, 2011 | Verbatim CORPORATION 94933 USB 2.1GB...

3 Answers

WHAT TYPE OF HARD DRIVE ADAPTER TO USB CABLE DO I NEED FOR THIS UNIT


This is an IDE drive - also known as PATA. To use it on a usb you will need a hard drive enclosure box. (For IDE not SATA) These are available from a number of places, online and computor stores. Will cost about $20 to 30
The box will have screws and connectors needed.

Mar 07, 2011 | IBM Travelstar DK23FA 60 GB EIDE Hard...

1 Answer

My desktop computer is done and I need to get the information from the hard drive. It is a Samsung Spin point Sv0813h/TGM. I bought the IDE to USB kit. How do I make it all work?


It is really easy. If your using Windows 7, plug the IDE to USB connector to your Samsung Hard drive. Then using the provided USB cable, plug in the USB cable to the Hard drive. Then plug it into an available USB port on your other PC. Window will automatically install the needed drivers for you. Then navigate to Start/Computer/Local Disk E. Assuming there is no 2nd hard drive or partitions installed. And there will lye your Samsung Drive.

Aug 30, 2010 | Samsung SpinPoint V60 SV0813H 80 GB...

1 Answer

Reduced Hard Drive Capacity with Internal to External Kit


Problem can be tricky.. though i offer my two cents.

1. some BIOS have upper limit of hard disk capacity. check that out. try connecting IDE device to IDE connector in same comp and see if it is being detected properly.

2. seagate guys are true .. IDE to usb conversion can be tricky ... a lot depends on card convertor.

my advice would be if you have precious data on it ... first take a backup of it, if possible connecting the disk to nomal ide connector.

Aug 06, 2009 | Sabrent 1 Bay USB 2.0 External Drive Case

1 Answer

I have 3in1 USB 2.0 to IDE & SATA Cable but nothing to show me how to use this kit


SATA 3.5" 2.5" IDE 3 IN 1 TO USB 2.0 CABLE ADAPTOR KIT

1 external connection kit
1 internal connection kit

The internal connect kit consists of 1 red USB connector cable
and 1 internal white male molex connector to SATA female power connector
( 1 yellow wire , 2 black wires , 1 red wire )

the external connect kit
consists of a 3 pin power adaptor (with a tiny plug to save space) feeding a power supply which powers either IDE thru a Molex connector or SATA through a supplied adaptor. Supplied also are data connectors to link the IDE or SATA hard drive with a USB port. Use this adaptor set to retrieve data from a hard drive when it is not mounted in a computer.

Selah :-)

Sep 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Sata to ide cable


yes see my Blogg here:
http://zylab-silverdragon.blogspot.com/
lok at 2010 time to backup. It explains it all there.

Jul 22, 2008 | Adapters.com Serial ATA IDE Converter and...

2 Answers

Harddrive installation


In most pc's there will be 4 ide connections. Put 2 hardrives on one cable and add the other one to the cable with the cd drive.

Dec 22, 2007 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

411 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...