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Repair a dead drive without fully removing it
Authored by: barryjaylevine on Mar 29, '05 01:32:15PM

IDE-to-USB adaptors are not supported by Disk Utility. Running DU on a drive connected in this manner will, most assuredly, hose the drive and require a re-initialization via FireWire or "real" IDE connection.

I speak from experience, not theory.

You want to attempt a repair on such a drive? Yank it out, install it into a FW case, and go from there. That old iMac is a POS anyway.

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Repair a dead drive without fully removing it
Authored by: seann on Mar 29, '05 11:29:32PM

worked fine for me with a no name usb-to-ide cable.

were you usb 1 or 2, i was 1



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Repair a dead drive without fully removing it
Authored by: poenn on Mar 30, '05 05:44:07AM

Ha, I didn't even know that there IS something like an IDE-USB cable... :-)



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