A couple of times each month, a friend or relative will hand me a smoldering computer and ask me to retrieve the data then ditch the drive. I connect the drive to my trusty Frankenputer, copy the data, DBAN the disk, then wait for the next request.
Connecting the drives can be a bit of a pain, because I have to dig the computer out of a tight spot, open it, hook up (mostly PATA) cables, etc. I have a USB->PATA/SATA adapter, but that won't work for DBAN.
Is there some sort of connector (maybe a breakout box style faceplate for a 5.25 bay) that allows for a direct-to-motherboard SATA/PATA connection?