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OT: Old AMD64 Athlon Box, Hard Drive?

Started by Jim Thompson April 19, 2017
On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:25 -0700 (PDT), tabbypurr@gmail.com wrote:

>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
Done! From whence all good things are provided... Amazon >:-} ...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 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:57:10 +1000, 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
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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?
They cost about $12 and include a PSU. Usually I leave the PSU at home and just use power from the old PC.
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
Yes; an USB adapter that handles IDE as well as SCSI: "Prudent Way" is the key name. See https://www.amazon.com/Prudentway-PWI-U2-2535-USB-SATA-Adapter/dp/B006UGU4RM?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B006UGU4RM The BabyBird (GooGull) has many hits.
On 19/04/2017 19:57, 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
Do you want to do a one time read and save data to a USB stick or want to put it in a box so that you can mount it anytime in the future ? (assuming the heads don't stick to the platter through lack of usage) Best buy is probably a IDE/SATA capable USB drive interface and a basic PSU if you just want to be able to power it up and mirror it. I have one that permits hardware write protect of the external mounted drive - very useful when you don't trust the machine it is being read on. Something like this (I have an earlier model same maker) https://www.scan.co.uk/products/startech-usb-20-to-ide-or-sata-adapter-cable-for-25-35-ssd-hdd-led-status-indicators-usb-20-host-int The OS and applications are unusable without the original PC so the total amount you will need to backup probably <128GB ($30 USB stick). Otherwise there are any number of boxes that will support USB but you will need to buy a legacy box for IDE support. new ones all SATA now. Do you not have any spare PCs that support IDE drives with a spare slot? -- Regards, Martin Brown
On 4/20/2017 12:37 AM, Martin Brown wrote:
> Do you want to do a one time read and save data to a USB stick or want to put > it in a box so that you can mount it anytime in the future ? (assuming the > heads don't stick to the platter through lack of usage) > > Best buy is probably a IDE/SATA capable USB drive interface and a basic PSU if > you just want to be able to power it up and mirror it. I have one that permits > hardware write protect of the external mounted drive - very useful when you > don't trust the machine it is being read on. > > Something like this (I have an earlier model same maker) > > https://www.scan.co.uk/products/startech-usb-20-to-ide-or-sata-adapter-cable-for-25-35-ssd-hdd-led-status-indicators-usb-20-host-int > > The OS and applications are unusable without the original PC so the total > amount you will need to backup probably <128GB ($30 USB stick). > > Otherwise there are any number of boxes that will support USB but you will need > to buy a legacy box for IDE support. new ones all SATA now.
And, there are legacy boxes that will crap out at the 127GB limit! I.e., examine the capacity of the drive before installing it (verify it to be "160GB"); then, examine it inside the OS to verify it can be seen in its entirety. Hint: if OS claims the drive isn't formatted, its probably not seeing the entire drive (assuming it was, in fact, formatted)
> Do you not have any spare PCs that support IDE drives with a spare slot?
On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:28:58 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:25 -0700 (PDT), tabbypurr@gmail.com wrote: > >>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 > >Done! From whence all good things are provided... Amazon >:-} > > ...Jim Thompson
Success! Drive came up perfectly using... <https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UO6C5S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1> Completely readable, no grinding noises, etc... so quiet I can barely tell that it's running... so the motherboard flame-out did no damage. ...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. "It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness." -James Barrie