Connect an Ultra DMA IDE externally

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Simple question.

In the next three months I will be receiving Forty 60GB 2.5 inch Ultra DMA IDE harddrives and would like to test them.

I could borrow a PC ( I would rather not be seen with one ), but because I will get them two or three at a time, I would need to keep borrowing the PC.

I searched the Web and have not found a easy way that an Apple (PB or System) can have a external "dock" to do this.

Any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

On, In case you are wondering what I am going to do with Forty 60GB harddrives. I will be giving them away to friends that have a NEO Jukebox(music optional).

[ 06-12-2002: Message edited by: MrBillData ]</p>


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    dmgeistdmgeist Posts: 153member
    There is a product that can be purchased at <a href=""; target="_blank"></a> or

    <a href=""; target="_blank"></a> ( or at the stores in person) Its an External

    Firewire Drive case (thinking you have FWire) I think its called

    the Firebox it allows you to put any ide drive (dvd,cdrw,dvdrw,HD, etc) into the case and run just like any other drive. fully compatible

    with mac oSx,os9, winblows, etc. 100.00 bones, quick easy install.

    have fun. ooh theres a usb edition too, blahh.....
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    mrbilldatamrbilldata Posts: 489member

    Thanks, I missed that in my searches.

    I'll stop on my way home today and check it out.
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    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,717member
    <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>;

    I have one of these (its silver not blue) and its amazing.

    I have a stack-o-IDE drives (rwa drive-not cases) on my desk and I can switch to whatever one I want in a jiff! I tell all my IS/IT buddies about this thing and they all frek out!
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