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Windows 7: hot swapable hard drive dock

22 Jul 2010   #1

7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64
hot swapable hard drive dock

hopefully this is the right place to post this, since its more of a search than an actual problem:

Does anyone know of any harddrive docks/adapters/anything that can connect both ide and sata harddrives and is hotswappable? hopefully it has 2 docks/connectors to allow for both of my harddrives to run at the same time. im looking for something like this, but slightly cheaper and can connect ide as well. i probably havent looked hard enough, but i dont think newegg, frozencpu or tigerdirect has anything like what im describing. if it helps, i'll be connecting the harddrives to a laptop running windows 7

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24 Jul 2010   #2

Win 7

Unlikely you'll be able to find a dock for an IDE drive. If you're committed to using the IDE you should be able to find an IDE to SATA adapter -- but you'll also need a power source for the drive. For what this will cost it may be simply better to scrap the IDE drive and buy another SATA and use a two-drive dock like the one in the link you provided. Note: I don't know the specifics of that dock, but it may be preferable to find a dual docking station with two eSATA ports should you want to access each drive separately.
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25 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

The adapters are still out there. Newegg shows a few: - ide usb

They aren't docks, the HDs will be lying out on the desk, but an adapter allows you to connect to PATA and SATA drives through a USB port.

I vaguely recall IDE docks a year or two ago, but all of the well-packaged ones now seem to be SATA.

I dunno about hot swapping.
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