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The days of not-so-expensive drive enclosures are over. On Friday, we passed up the opportunity to report on an interesting new adapter from Japanese vendor Evergreen. The "DN-IDE3525" is an extremely straightforward approach to getting any IDE device attached to your PC via USB 2.0. Plug the USB cable into your PC, plug the other end of the cable into the IDE drive (like a hard drive or DVD writer), and you're good to go. To hell with dust protection — who needs it anyway? The adapter is compatible with both 2.5" and 3.5" drives, so no worries there.

Product Information [Shanghai Donya]