read data from optical disk


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Want to run a 50 pin hp 5200ex optical disk drive with IDE IBM Compatible PC PIII, in order to read industrial process data from the drive. Need also software driver for the drive.

James Ingraham

Sorry; that is a SCSI device. You will not be able to run it from IDE. There are converters for USB to SCSI or Firewire to SCSI, as well as ISA and PCI SCSI cards.

You will have to have one of these in order to hook up a SCSI drive.

-James Ingraham
Sage Automation, Inc.