I bought a 250GB EIDE drive about a month ago, before realizing I had no where to put it. One of these days I suppose I’ll build a SATA system, but for now I just swap various EIDE drives around. The 250 has been just sitting on my desk in the original OEM packaging… until today.
I was in a local computer store looking for a cheap USB 2.0 enclosure for the drive. They had none. However, I did manage to find an EIDE->USB 2.0 converter cable/dongle thingie and power supply. So what do you get when you combine this little gizmo with OEM drive packaging?
A 20-dollar enclosure!