I want to turn an Old Hard Drive into an External Hard Drive
I have the electronic knowledge 50 years experience including the bench work with transistors, IC's etc. and materials for hard wiring but I am short on computer smarts and I'm on a limited budget. Can someone tell me how to or point me in the direction to accomplish it.
A ide hard drive has 16 data pins
A usb connector has 2 data pins and 2 power pins
I know the pin out on both connectors and I can supply the external power needed.
Yes I did a search and there is 5 pages of how to and they all say spend buy a $25 enclosure, if i wanted to buy a enclosure i would spend 5 minutes in radio shack or best buys I am sure there are hundreds of forum members with the knowledge to build one even if they don't have the desire.
Help please !!!