[talk] Recommendations for PATA?

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Sun Jul 3 18:33:15 EDT 2016

> On Jul 3, 2016, at 6:24 PM, Pat McEvoy <mcevoy.pat at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. 
> http://www.cru-inc.com/products/wiebetech/wiebetech_usb_drivedock_v5/
> Drives supported:
> PATA/IDE 2.5" drives (with PATA Adapter 25)
> PATA/IDE 3.5
> 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)

Wow, really good one, that's about as complete as it gets for my current cleanup- and would replace a whole drawer of junk for me.



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