[talk] Recommendations for PATA?

Pat McEvoy mcevoy.pat at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 18:24:40 EDT 2016

Patrick McEvoy

> On Jul 3, 2016, at 5:00 PM, Isaac (.ike) Levy <ike at blackskyresearch.net> wrote:
> Hey All,
> I've searched around, but I'd love to know if anyone on list has experience with some great PATA->USB solution?
> I'm looking to consolidate the contents of some old PATA drives, about 30x drives to dump and destroy.  (half dozen of them are 2.5" PATA).
> Aside from various cheap cable PATA/USB converters, has anyone seen any good cabling hardware/setup for old PATA drives?  I've grown accustomed to the convenience of the SATA "Toasters" for this sort of consolidation work- SATA is obviously so much more forgiving...
> All the old PATA bent pins, jumpers, etc... I'm looking for some setup that helps me minimize all the breakage and get this work completed relatively painlessly and reliably from a HW perspective.
> Thanks in advance for any recommendations?!
What do you think about WiebeTech drives? I have had good luck with them in years past. All enclosures / drive docks I have purchased from them are still working. I have not made any purchases since they were sold, but PreSale build quality was fantastic. 


Drives supported:

PATA/IDE 2.5" drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
SATA 2.5" drives
SATA 3.5" drives
Hitachi 1.8" drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
Toshiba 1.8" drives (with PATA Adapter 18-TOSH)
Compact Flash (with PATA Adapter MCB)
SD Card (with PATA Adapter MCB)
Memory Stick (with PATA Adapter MCB)
PCMCIA (with PATA Adapter MCB)
MacBook Air 2010 (with SATA Adapter MBA2010)
MSATA (with SATA Adapter mSATA)
MC (with PATA Adapter MCB)
DOM (with PATA Adapter DOM)
Mini PCIe PATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
Mini PCIe SATA (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
Micro Drives (with PATA Adapter MCB)
Mini PCIe USB (with PATA Adapter mPCIe)
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