and a 1TB drive is around $100, it's not worth the time or effort to cobble together something to reuse small ide drives except from a hobby aspect.
Having upgraded my computer which has SATA's and one IDE slot , and looking to upgrade my wifes computer , which will have one IDE (if any at all), Im looking for a solution where as I can still use our IDE drives.
We have quite afew of these drives (IDE) and are looking for a solution in which we can put them to good use , without having lots of computers in use merely to house the drives for lan access.
I realise this may sound silly but my ideal solution would be a multi HDD caddy ( usb or firewire) ... is there such a thing ?? .... and if not what other possibilities are there ??
I realise that SATA is the way forward from IDE , but I dont want to send them to the landfill just because our new motherboards dont support them anymore.
Many many thanks in advance.