In a senior moment I purchased a Serial ATA Drive. (It is the Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB drive.) I had intended to buy a Parallel ATA to put in an external USB drive enclosure. The drive enclosure has the standard 40 pin IDE interface. I cannot find an adaptor to allow a connection from Serial ATA to standard IDE or an external enclosure for the Serial ATA Drive of the type I am seeking. I am looking for a portable drive with USB interface to back up data when I work on other people's computers. I am not seeking a removable drive or a backup device that remains attached to a single PC.
I feel I have no legit reason to return the drive as it is not defective...it was just a stupid error on my part when I hit that shopping cart button.
Is there anyway to make the SATA work in the standard USB IDE enclosure or is there a SATA external case that I could purchase to have a portable hard drive?