Converter and Case that Connects an IDE 5.25 inch Hard Drive to a USB 2.0 Port (Drive not included)
Comes with a 50W power supply, converts from USB to IDE.
Other enclosures available;
|IDE to USB 3.5 Converter|
|IDE to USB 5.25 Converter|
Special Note: USB Drivers come with the operating system and have to be loaded when the computer boots up. As a result, no USB devices can be used until after boot up. It is not possible to boot from an external CD-ROM or hard drive connected through a USB port. Also, if booting up requires a keystroke, the keyboard connected through a USB port would not work for this. A keyboard would need to be connected to the regular keyboard port for this.
- USB peripherals can connect either to a computer's port or to a hub.
- If the computer doesn't have enough ports for all the peripherals, a hub is necessary.
- Maximum length on individual cables is 5 Meters.
- No terminators are needed on this bus.
- The A (flat) type port would be considered the "out" port on a computer or hub.
- The B (square) type port would be considered an "in" port on hubs or peripherals.
- A typical USB "out" (Type-A) port can provide up to 500mA.
- The speed is 12 Megabytes per second for USB 1.1 or 480 Megabytes per second for USB 2.0, the maximum number of peripherals to a controller is 63 (hubs needed when the computer runs out of ports).