Removable hard-drive PC

At a previous job, I had an IMB PC mini-tower. This machine had a removable hard-drive bay. It allowed myself to boot from two different hard-drives(namely OS/2 and WINNT). The hard-drives were enclosed in a plastic cover with a 'parallel' port on the end.

Currently, I have a Dell System. It has an empty 5.25 drive bay. Does anyone know of any kits that would allow for this type of set-up? I've actually called IBM, but stopped after receiving circular phone-numbers. They have no-idea of this type of set-up.

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PaullkhaAsked:
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PaullkhaAuthor Commented:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Go to
www.dirtcheapdrives.com

That's where I bought mine from and on the home page they even have it as a "hot item"
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
A more direct link would be:

http://www.dirtcheapdrives.com/cru/
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PaullkhaAuthor Commented:
Any caveats?

Must my second hard drive be an exact match with regards to SIZE. I have a 12 gig 7200 rpm, but on IBM's site, my drive has been replaced with a 14 gig and a 16 gig? I know on the bios setup page it lists my drive's part number, which is for a 12 gig hard drive.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It depends on the BIOS.  If it can be setup to Auto-Detect the hard disk at boot, then there shouldn't be a problem.
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j2Commented:
one thing tho

Modern harddisks runs HOT, and unless the casing has a fan, you might very well fry your harddisk.
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