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OT: Old AMD64 Athlon Box, Hard Drive?

Started by Jim Thompson April 19, 2017
Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died...

Pulled hard-drive:

Western Digital WD1600
WD Caviar
Enhanced IDE Hard Drive
Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808   160GB

Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB?
		
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On 4/19/2017 11:57 AM, Jim Thompson wrote:
> Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... > > Pulled hard-drive: > > Western Digital WD1600 > WD Caviar > Enhanced IDE Hard Drive > Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB > > Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB?
Sure. Find an external USB enclosure that supports an *IDE* interface (newer ones are SATA). Remove drive that is in the enclosure currently. Cable your drive to it. Power up, etc.
On 4/19/2017 12:16 PM, Don Y wrote:
> On 4/19/2017 11:57 AM, Jim Thompson wrote: >> Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... >> >> Pulled hard-drive: >> >> Western Digital WD1600 >> WD Caviar >> Enhanced IDE Hard Drive >> Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB >> >> Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB? > > Sure. Find an external USB enclosure that supports an *IDE* > interface (newer ones are SATA). Remove drive that is in the > enclosure currently. Cable your drive to it. Power up, etc.
First google hit: <https://www.amazon.com/Insten-EXTERNAL-HARD-DRIVE-ENCLOSURE/dp/B004S62TBU> I suspect if you ask your neighbors, at least one of them will have such an enclosure sitting around the house, somewhere. (if it is a 500GB or larger, chances are that it is SATA) You can *borrow* the drive/enclosure -- even if it has "live data" stored within -- and swap the drives, extract *your* data, then restore the original drive and return it.
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Jim Thompson  <To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:
>Pulled hard-drive: > >Western Digital WD1600 >WD Caviar >Enhanced IDE Hard Drive >Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB > >Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB?
Plenty of them. Most that I have seen, have a USB connection on one side, and both IDE and SATA connections on the other. Some of these can support CD-ROM/DVD-ROM/-RW drives as well (these drives typically speak ATAPI, which is effectively a SCSI command set transported over IDE or SATA). Others do not. Under $10 on eBay.
On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:20:41 -0700, Don Y
<blockedofcourse@foo.invalid> wrote:

>On 4/19/2017 12:16 PM, Don Y wrote: >> On 4/19/2017 11:57 AM, Jim Thompson wrote: >>> Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... >>> >>> Pulled hard-drive: >>> >>> Western Digital WD1600 >>> WD Caviar >>> Enhanced IDE Hard Drive >>> Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB >>> >>> Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB? >> >> Sure. Find an external USB enclosure that supports an *IDE* >> interface (newer ones are SATA). Remove drive that is in the >> enclosure currently. Cable your drive to it. Power up, etc. > >First google hit: ><https://www.amazon.com/Insten-EXTERNAL-HARD-DRIVE-ENCLOSURE/dp/B004S62TBU> > >I suspect if you ask your neighbors, at least one of them will have such >an enclosure sitting around the house, somewhere. (if it is a 500GB or >larger, chances are that it is SATA)
Not likely. I have retired to a smaller house in a neighborhood that is roughly 194 tradesmen, and about 6 of us retired professionals or execs... my monthly housing and utility costs have dropped from ~$6000 to ~$1700... so I can now live splendidly on my retirement even if I don't do any consulting. But I can easily get block laid, stuff welded, electricians, handy-men, A/C servicemen and plumbers everywhere. ;-)
> >You can *borrow* the drive/enclosure -- even if it has "live data" >stored within -- and swap the drives, extract *your* data, then restore >the original drive and return it.
This drive measures 4" wide by 5.75" long. Is that officially a 3.5" drive? ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | STV, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 Skype: skypeanalog | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | Thinking outside the box... producing elegant solutions.
On 4/19/2017 1:00 PM, Jim Thompson wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:20:41 -0700, Don Y > <blockedofcourse@foo.invalid> wrote: > >> On 4/19/2017 12:16 PM, Don Y wrote: >>> On 4/19/2017 11:57 AM, Jim Thompson wrote: >>>> Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... >>>> >>>> Pulled hard-drive: >>>> >>>> Western Digital WD1600 >>>> WD Caviar >>>> Enhanced IDE Hard Drive >>>> Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB >>>> >>>> Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB? >>> >>> Sure. Find an external USB enclosure that supports an *IDE* >>> interface (newer ones are SATA). Remove drive that is in the >>> enclosure currently. Cable your drive to it. Power up, etc. >> >> First google hit: >> <https://www.amazon.com/Insten-EXTERNAL-HARD-DRIVE-ENCLOSURE/dp/B004S62TBU> >> >> I suspect if you ask your neighbors, at least one of them will have such >> an enclosure sitting around the house, somewhere. (if it is a 500GB or >> larger, chances are that it is SATA) > > Not likely. I have retired to a smaller house in a neighborhood that > is roughly 194 tradesmen, and about 6 of us retired professionals or > execs... my monthly housing and utility costs have dropped from ~$6000 > to ~$1700... so I can now live splendidly on my retirement even if I > don't do any consulting. > > But I can easily get block laid, stuff welded, electricians, > handy-men, A/C servicemen and plumbers everywhere. ;-)
Don't be surprised -- I'm the only EE in my neighborhood of ~200 homes yet most of my neighbors have *fancier* kit than *I* do! Certainly *newer*!
>> You can *borrow* the drive/enclosure -- even if it has "live data" >> stored within -- and swap the drives, extract *your* data, then restore >> the original drive and return it. > > This drive measures 4" wide by 5.75" long. Is that officially a 3.5" > drive?
Yes. The 3.5" refers to the size of the platter(s).
On 04/19/2017 03:16 PM, Don Y wrote:
> On 4/19/2017 11:57 AM, Jim Thompson wrote: >> Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... >> >> Pulled hard-drive: >> >> Western Digital WD1600 >> WD Caviar >> Enhanced IDE Hard Drive >> Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB >> >> Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB? > > Sure. Find an external USB enclosure that supports an *IDE* > interface (newer ones are SATA). Remove drive that is in the > enclosure currently. Cable your drive to it. Power up, etc. >
And you can store that amount of data on an almost-reasonably-priced microSD card nowadays.
On 4/19/2017 3:35 PM, bitrex wrote:
> On 04/19/2017 03:16 PM, Don Y wrote: >> On 4/19/2017 11:57 AM, Jim Thompson wrote: >>> Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... >>> >>> Pulled hard-drive: >>> >>> Western Digital WD1600 >>> WD Caviar >>> Enhanced IDE Hard Drive >>> Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB >>> >>> Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB? >> >> Sure. Find an external USB enclosure that supports an *IDE* >> interface (newer ones are SATA). Remove drive that is in the >> enclosure currently. Cable your drive to it. Power up, etc. > > And you can store that amount of data on an almost-reasonably-priced microSD > card nowadays.
50c/GB isn't really "cheap". And, doesn't help you if your *data* is still trapped on spinning rust!
On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:57:10 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... > >Pulled hard-drive: > >Western Digital WD1600 >WD Caviar >Enhanced IDE Hard Drive >Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB > >Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB? > > ...Jim Thompson
You just need a USB to IDE adaptor, unless it's a vintage IDE. Like... <http://www.cablestogo.com/product/30504/33in-usb-2.0-to-ide-or-serial-ata-drive-adapter-cable> I have an older Cables-2-Go adaptor at work and it always works as intended. It has the 40 and 44 pin IDE connector for 2.5" and 3.5" drives as well as a SATA port. 2.5" drives don't have a Power Pigtail. There are USB 3.0 versions out there, but I never tried one out. Easy to use and the drive should just show up, unless it's toast. Cheers
On Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:57:19 UTC+1, Jim Thompson  wrote:
> Disposing of an old/ancient AMD64 Athlon Box whose motherboard died... > > Pulled hard-drive: > > Western Digital WD1600 > WD Caviar > Enhanced IDE Hard Drive > Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160GB > > Does an adapter exist to read this drive via USB? > > ...Jim Thompson
a few bucks from china on amazon or fleabay. NT