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I need a usb to to sata/ide cable to fit a wd2500bevt. The universal ones don't seem to work

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Check online computer stores like Tiger Direct, Newegg etc. They should have what you're looking for.

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If your sata drive is new then you will have to fdisk and format it before the pc will allow it a drive letter even though you are using it through usb. Did your Usb to Sata come with a driver disk? You will have to run it before the drive will work.

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SATA is best for all computer applications especially in case of FASTER PERFORMANCE.
The speed rate si specified as below:

E-IDE (IDE/ATA) interface is about 133 MHz.
S-ATA (Serial ATA) is about 3.2 GHz upper limit.

Clearly S-ATA is ahead of E-IDE.
Hope this helped!

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Some of the laptop/s and desktop/s with IDE hard drive is not being supported by the Windows Vista. No matter you did already updated the BIOS still it will not fix the issue. If I we're you, have another SATA drive not and IDE one.Thank you.

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How do I read a barracuda 7200.12 1 TB drive? I need to get data off of it, not boot on it

The easiest way that I have found is to get a kit that allows you to power the drive from a separate wall socket and connect a data cable from the drive to a USB socket on the computer. Such a kit usually consists of four components:
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Need to replace hdd WD2500JS what else can I use?

As long as the interface (SATA or IDE) match you can use any kind of drive. If the interfaces don't match, then you''ll need adapters on the cables to make it match. Just pull your drive out and check the interface. IDE will have metal prongs, spikes or pins where the cable connects. SATA is a flat piece where the cable connects.

Hard Drives are universally standard equipment so any will work as long as you have the right interface so the cable can connect to it.

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My WD2500BEVT beeps (3beeps pause 3 beeps pause) a number of times then sounds like windows recognizes the drive but does not.

the beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off.
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try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA the ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive))
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I need a cord for the mad dog multi media device so that possibly I can have this external hard drive accessed.

What device do you need a cord for? The Mad Dog Dominator given above is an internal IDE CD/DVD drive. Thus it can be connected to a 4 pin peripheral molex connector to the power supply and a 40 pin IDE ribbon cable. Some USB/SATA/IDE devices will be able to connect to the drive for external use (since it is a full size 5 1/4" drive). Similarly, you can find some USB external device enclosures that will work with the IDE connect.

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All of the above items are available from most computer supply shops.

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If you are asking if you will be able to replace the first one with the sata one ...the answer is that almost all Hdd will fit in any desktop ...(I assumed that you are talking about a desktop ) ..with the condition that you have a SATA bus available ...on the motherboard..and all you will need if you do not have is a cable for sata and a power supply cable to attach on the existing ones..after that reinstall the computer ..and it will work ..
Even if your motherboard is not equipped with a sata can always get an adaptop ..sata to IDE and plase it like a regular ide drive ..

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Is it possible to use a 250 drive from my laptop? If so where can I get a cable to operate by usb?

Most of the shops will offer several solutions. The correct one for you will depend on the interface of the old drive. The drive was either IDE or SATA. SATA drives use a much smaller data cable than IDE. In either case, you can get a 2.5" drive enclosure for ~$30 or less. Alternatively, there are IDE/SATA/USB dongles. These allow the bare drive to be plugged in on one of the sides and the USB cable goes to the computer for ~$35-40. You have to be very careful to orient the dongle plug correctly to the drive data and power back plane. Incorrectly plugged in devices can be damaged. In the case of a SATA drive, there is the option of a hard drive dock (some can hold either 2.5" or 3.5" drives). for somewhat more. Some of these need external power; some of them can work off USB power.

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