I have my new PC (don't ask the specs, it's cheap junk! ). Also purchased a cheap USB HDD enclosure (I never heard of such a thing until this thread, so thanks for that).
My old Maxtor is sitting in front of me on the desk. It has a label saying 07/07/04 so it's pretty old!
So I have:
1. the cheapo enclosure (which has no instructions and really smells like burning plastic! ) This has a little plug inside with coloured wires coming out, a connector for the ribbon cable and lots of black rectanglular plastic pieces (shims??). It also has a mini-disc labelled Drivers, which has some badly written notes and says connect cable with screws supplied - but there are no screws, duh. It also says no drivers should be needed for XP, so I'm going to use hubby's PC for this as my new PC is Windows 7.
2. the old disk
3. the ribbon cable from my old PC which has 3 connectors labelled MASTER on one end, CPU BOARD on the other end and SLAVE in the middle. Do I still need this or can I just plug straight into the enclosure's ribbon thing?
Now what? Do I just connect up the disc as it is to the enclosure or do I have to change the jumper thingy on the old HD? Or is that only when you're putting in another PC? I don't know how to do that, btw.
Sorry this is a bit long and rambling