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HDD Docking Station for 1993 IDE HDD

Need a HDD docking station for a 1993 Western Digital Caviar 2420 HDD (425.3 MB). Bought a StarTech UNIDOCKU33 but was told afterward that it won't work with a HDD less than 1GB.

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Did you test this?

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I recall IDE docks to be iffy at high IDE speeds. I do not know if your PC can limit IDE MODEs to slower rates but we had to do this to get docks to work.

Did you test this dock?

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Dock

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Never seen a dock with a minimum size limit, maximum size yes.
Who told you this?
Have you tried it?

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Re: HDD Docking Station for 1993 IDE HDD

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I did test the docking station, and when it didn't work I called StarTech's product support.

He couldn't suggest a docking station that would work...just said that I needed to find an old computer to install it in. The issue is that I had just removed it from the original computer because the computer wasn't working.

Is there a recommendation for a docking station that is known to work with a HDD of this age/size?

How would I go about finding a 25-year old computer to install the HDD so that I could backup to an external drive?

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Copy files

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Now that you mentioned backup.

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Even on that old a PC we had USB 1.x. Slow but worked.

I do not think you'll get support for such a machine but yes I remember those days.

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