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    Quote Originally Posted by richardsito View Post
    In my opinion this is not a good deal. I bought mine for $80. 1TB Hitachi.
    on ebay? i just bought a 1tb at wallyworld for $129 about a month ago.

    Only problem I'm having is that hacks.ini prefers to be in an sd card but sometimes will work in hdd. Any help on this would be great.
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    Ok lol, no problem I was just kind of worried that nothing else came up and I was sort of drunk or something xD
    I have an old Toshiba laptop that doesn't work anymore, so I could try that, thanks Muzicstar, but the Hard Disk is somewhere i don't know where, I'll ask the guy who tried to fix it before we found out its dead

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    No problems. I just hope you find a solution. Remember if you do decide to use an old drive, you still need to buy the 3 in 1 USB adaptor kit (not expensive).

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzicstar View Post
    No problems. I just hope you find a solution. Remember if you do decide to use an old drive, you still need to buy the 3 in 1 USB adaptor kit (not expensive).
    Could you please give makes/model #'s of this adapter. I have 3-4 spare drives that I use as my "backup" drives for my main drive, this sure sounds like it could be a rather handy cable for me. I'm sorry to ask, but I imagine googling USB 3 in 1 ide adapter would be kind of silly? A lot of junk hits and/or things that won't maybe be compatible. As your experience says it's compatible I would like to get the same one or some thing very similar.

    Couldn't click thanks button on your post, site seems to be updating atm.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi Yurmy. These adaptors are really cheap. I've found the one that I use on this link for £6 although I got mine I while ago. It's a great kit which will also allow you to plug any drive to your PC and get all your old files etc before formatting as a new drive again.

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    But worth searching for this in Google "usb 2.0 to ide & sata cable"

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzicstar View Post
    Hi Yurmy. These adaptors are really cheap. I've found the one that I use on this link for £6 although I got mine I while ago. It's a great kit which will also allow you to plug any drive to your PC and get all your old files etc before formatting as a new drive again.

    Here

    But worth searching for this in Google "usb 2.0 to ide & sata cable"
    Thanks so much, that is a really awesome option. I wish you had posted this before I bought a drive =). Anyhow to the thread starter, I really didn't mean to partially hijack your thread. My apologies.

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    I wouldnt use one of those as a permanent solution.

    I have several of those for a quick and easy way to move data from machines im recovering, but for something more long term I would buy a caddy from ebay.

    2.5 inch ones are around the same price and are enclosed, 3.5 inch are around the same price too.

    2.5 inch - 2.5" SATA to USB Hard Drive HDD Enclosure Caddy Case on eBay (end time 06-Oct-10 19:13:08 BST)

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    Hi Bad_Ad84, you have a point in terms of keeping the drive protected. I also have a caddy that I use for the bigger SATA drives. So interms of keeping the drive protected longterm, i agree with you that it's a good idea to buy one of those.

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