Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 29th Feb 2012 00:56 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Current computers use SATA disk drives. Pentium IV's and earlier computers used the IDE drive standards. How can you intermix SATA and IDE disk drives? This article discusses the options. It is the next in my series of articles on computer refurbishing.
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RE[3]: Further issues
by benali72 on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 04:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Further issues"
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Oh, I understand the problem now. Thanks for your elaboration.

Yes, I can tell you the drive dongle products (like the Syba) aren't designed to work without a drive present. When you boot it does its initialization, and if there is no drive present it won't work.

The main thing I can think to do would be to try the USB approach the article outlines. That way you could add or remove the drive at will, since it's external. I don't know whether it would address your needs but it would work and it would give the flexibility to easily add or remove the drive. Just plug/unplug the drive into the USB connector prior to each boot.

If you use this approach on a regular basis you'll want to buy a drive enclosure for the external drive too (most the USB products exclude that part).

Best of luck.

BTW-- I used to love QNX.

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