How to modify a USB cable to connect IDE & HDD

You can connect hard drives to a computer with many different types of ports and cables. Internal drives usually use the IDE connection, while external drives use a USB cable. If you want to use your internal drive as an external drive, you will need to use an adapter to convert hard drive IDE connection to USB connection. Things You’ll Need
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Connect your IDE to USB to the computer by inserting the cable into one of the USB ports.

Connect HDD to adapter using IDE connection.

Insert the adapter’s power cable into the HDD power port. Indoor units need to have power supplied to them.

Restart your computer with the new hardware attached to have the computer recognize the drive if it doesn’t automatically.

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