Why buy an external drive and copy or transfer files when you can convert any IDE or SATA drive you already own into an external drive with this Link Depot USB to IDE/SATA adapter cable? If you've ever had a motherboard failure and needed to retrieve information from an old hard disk drive that has been removed from its original computer you know it can be a hassle having to connect it into a new computer just to retrieve a few files. Bypass the stress and connect it from your external USB port with this convenient adapter cable. Link Depot USB2-SATA 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" USB2.0 TO IDE/SATA Adapter Cable Cord. USB 2.0 to SATA + IDE (2.5 / 3.5 / 5.