That is, why did I think of the idea, and why didn't I think that someone out there may be selling it.
The idea is actually very simple: Plug a USB cable into a system with a bare hard drive plugged into the other end receiving power from an alternate source and we have access to the drive.
Here is a screen shot of what one variation looks like:
What a brilliant idea!
IDE/SATA to USB Adapter
This little gem is going to save us huge amounts of time when working with our Data Mule (previous blog post) system. No more shutdowns to install a hard drive!
This will make our data recovery, imaging, and hard drive erasing tasks that much simpler.
Thanks to Doug of the V8 SHO Email List for the tip! :)
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