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Are there commercial (ready-made) external hard disk cases for USB? I have unused IDE hard drives that I don't use anymore and I thought I could use as transfer media.

However I haven't found in online shops such items and I am afraid I might not be making the right queries and/or not using the right keywords.

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Try searching for External Enclosures. Here's a link to a bunch from newegg.com:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010010092+1054107130&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&Subcategory=92&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

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add IDE to your query to narrow down the results – Molly7244 Dec 10 '09 at 22:01
    
good idea - thanks ;) – quickcel Dec 10 '09 at 22:03

Yes, you can use an external drive enclosure to connect an IDE or SATA drive to a USB port.

NewEgg does not deliver to Romania, so here's a few alternatives to get you started:

HTH

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