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What is the best IDE to USB hard drive enclosure?

Hard Drives are Western Digital IDE ,
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)
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here is an enclosure that meets and exceeds your needs.
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=14_203&item_id=030833

ps I used the same one
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As mentioned by garycase above - if you want to access the drive for short time and plan to use it the same short way in future then buy yourself an IDE to USB adapter. It does what the enclosure does. No need in excessive costs for the case.
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>>  What is the best IDE to USB hard drive enclosure?   <<   the best is the one that works for you, and that you like
imo - they are all performing good
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i always recommend external drives to run from their own power supply, since USB 2 delivers max 5V at 0.5 A
if you have no own PS - use a POWERED USB hub
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You do NOT want to use an adapter or case without its own power supply unless you're using a modern SATA 2.5" drive that's within the 500ma specification for USB powered devices.    And since you asked about IDE drives, I assume these are all 3.5" units; and in any event they're certainly older -- and will have higher power draws than SATA drives.

I don't think you'll even find an option without a power supply among 3.5" adapters; but since it was mentioned, I just wanted to make it clear that you do NOT want to do that.
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