ok guys i'm new here, but i've been reading through the forums ALOT. So I have got an hp-epc that i want to use for a carpc, and i have everything figured out, except it doesn't have usb 2.0 and it has no PCI slots for a 2.0 card. Is thier such thing as an IDE to USB 2.0. I'm not talking about this http://byterunner.com/byterunner/cat...to+IDE+Adapter. I'm talking about something that will plug into the ide cable and give me a USb 2.0 Port. I've googled and searched the forum like a good noob, but haven't found anything. Thanks in advance.
not that i know of, you may have to go PCI USB2.0 card.
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Think about what connects to an IDE channel... Hard drives and optical drives.
Now think about what can be connected to a USB2.0 channel. Printers, digital cameras, audio devices, joysticks, video controllers, networking adapters, scanners, portable storage devices, ad nauseum.
Now, you tell me if you can accept a printer connection across an IDE channel via some IDE -> USB adapter.
Yeah, i'm with DP, I don't think this is possible. IDE and USB are two totally different technologies, I wouldn't bother looking any further for this mystical beast. USB is set up to be a Universal device connector so a driver can be read to handle whatever data stream is coming down the pike. Theoretically the only way this could work is with a complicated piece of hardware that was like a "harddrive" emulator, but it would be a bottleneck of info I think.
Just get the PCI-> USB port.
Of course,the next post will be the part you're looking for, but I doubt it.
I don't see why a product like that shouldn't exsist? I've just done a quick google, and found nothing really, but I take it you want to be able to the hdd with you. have you thought about getting a removable HDD caddy?
IDE bus is Paralel, USB is serial, so there is no hope in hell for getting an adapter!
alright guys thanx for the help i'll prob go mini itx or something...
Yeah its not possible to that.